Paul Nunnari has been named president of Kao Canada effective Jan. 1, 2014, replacing Simon Bureau, who recently died after a long illness.
Nunnari's responsibilities will include leading and growing both the mass and salon businesses in Canada with the salon brands Goldwell and KMS California and for the mass hair care brand John Frieda and skincare, Jergens, Curel and Biore.
Nunnari has been with Kao USA for the past four years, as vice president of sales for the mass business. He has also been an integral member of the U.S. senior management team responsible for the development and growth of the U.S. market, one of the largest markets within the Kao Group.
Nunnari's prior experience includes a variety of management board positions at Johnson & Johnson. He was the VP sales at McNeil, Johnson & Johnson Merck and the Johnson & Johnson consumer companies. He began his career in sales at Proctor & Gamble.
"It is an honor to lead the Kao Canada business. I'm excited about working with the team that Simon brought together and accomplishing the objectives necessary to grow the Canadian markets," said Nunnari.