Kao Brands in U.S. to become Kao USA, unifying the company's beauty care subsidiaries in effort to spur growth; John Nosek named president of Kao USA

LOS ANGELES , January 20, 2012 () – In an effort to spur growth and gain leverage in target markets, Kao Brands Co. in the U.S. will become Kao USA Inc., Women’s Wear Daily reported on Jan. 19.

Kao’s Corp.’s beauty care subsidiaries are running under the same operations starting this month. John Nosek was named president of Kao USA, while Bill Gentner was named president, Kao Consumer Products, Americas and EMEA.

Jergens, Curel, John Frieda and Bioré are among Kao’s beauty care brands.

The primary source of this article is Women’s Wear Daily, New York, New York, on Jan. 19, 2012.

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