Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), a non-profit trade association with a focus on independently owned businesses of all sizes, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Marenus as its president. Dr. Marenus has a distinguished career in the beauty industry and has been actively involved in representing the industry in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Recognized worldwide as one of the leaders in the field of cosmetic science and skin biology, he has authored 10 patents and numerous publications in medical and technical journals on topics ranging from product evaluation to the dermal impact of UV and IR exposure. His deep understanding of brands and the factories, labs and other entities that are an integral part of the beauty value chain, was developed from years of senior leadership experience at Estée Lauder and Mary Kay.
Dr. Marenus will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of ICMAD. Other key duties include legislative advocacy, marketing, and member and community outreach. He will report directly to the Board of Directors and will work with them to fulfil the organization’s mission.
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