Alberto-Culver ropes in Michael Renzulli Sally Beauty Chairman; Gary Winterhalter President

20 May '05
4 min read

US based cosmetic manufacturer The Alberto-Culver Company named Michael Renzulli, 64, chairman of its Sally Beauty Company and promoted Gary Winterhalter, 53, to the position of president Sally Beauty Company. Mr.Winterhalter is currently president of Sally North America. The announcements were made by Howard B. Bernick, president & chief executive officer of Alberto-Culver.

"Mike Renzulli has been with the Alberto-Culver organization for 40 years and is recognized as a pioneer and an innovator throughout the beauty industry. He has also been honored with the highest awards the industry can bestow," Mr. Bernick commented. "Under his direction, Sally has grown from a handful of stores in the New Orleans area thirty-five years ago into the powerhouse it is today. He has been not only an outstanding merchant, but a mentor and a creative force helping the entire industry grow."

"One of Mike's most important contributions to Sally and to Alberto-Culver has been the building of a very strong management team that has participated with him in each step of Sally's remarkable growth story. Going forward, Mike will be concentrating primarily on new store and merchandising concepts with the total overall responsibility for day-to-day Sally and Beauty Systems Group (BSG) operations being in the capable hands of an experienced management team headed by Gary Winterhalter."

Mr. Winterhalter is a 30-plus year veteran of the beauty industry. He joined Sally in 1987 and has spearheaded the acquisition strategy expansion of the Beauty Systems Group and has had responsibility for all of Sally's North American stores and BSG operations for many years. He holds a BS in marketing and an MBA in finance from the University of Akron.

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