August 28, 2016 8:21 AM ET

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Company Overview of Shiseido Americas Corporation

Company Overview

Shiseido Americas Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides skincare and cosmetic products. Shiseido Americas Corporation was formerly known as Shiseido International Corporation and changed its name to Shiseido Americas Corporation in July, 2008. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in New York, New York. As of March 31, 1999, Shiseido International Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Shiseido Company, Limited.

900 Third Avenue

15th floor

New York, NY 10022-4795

United States

Founded in 1988





Key Executives for Shiseido Americas Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
President of Global Makeup Center of Excellence
Age: 57
Regional Head of Human Resources and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Shiseido Americas Corporation Key Developments

Shiseido Americas Corporation Announces Appointment of Kathy Cullin as General Manager of Bare Escentuals US

Shiseido Americas Corporation announced that Kathy Cullin has been appointed to the newly created position of General Manager, Bare Escentuals US, effective August 22, 2016. Ms. Cullin previously served as Senior Vice President, Prestige Fragrances and philosophy, for Coty’s Americas business. She currently reports to Marc Rey, President and CEO of Shiseido Americas. As General Manager and a member of Bare Escentuals’ Senior Leadership team, Ms. Cullin will be responsible for the commercial business and customer experience of the bareMinerals and Buxom Beauty brands in the United States. She will also oversee multi-channel direct-to-consumer strategies including bareMinerals retail boutiques and bare + beauty outlets across the country, as well as manage key relationships with department stores and wholesale vendors. Internally, she will work closely with Bare Escentuals’ Senior Leadership to drive long-term sales, marketing and education strategies, as well as encourage collaboration among Bare Escentuals’ sales, marketing, operations and finance teams. Ms. Cullin will also play a key role in Shiseido Americas efforts to foster closer partnerships among the regional brand teams within its corporate structure.

Shiseido Americas Corporation Unveils Americas Innovation Center in New Jersey

Shiseido Americas Corporation unveiled its newly enhanced facility in East Windsor, New Jersey, which has been significantly expanded to accommodate advanced R&D activities in the Americas. The Americas Innovation Center will strengthen company's consumer research, information development and product development in the Americas and around the world, and will closely collaborate with Shiseido’s recently launched Center of Excellence for Makeup, which is based in New York City. The Americas Innovation Center is part of company’s commitment to enhancing its global R&D network, which currently includes nine laboratories in key markets. The East Windsor site, which has expanded from 6,600 square feet to 22,000 square feet, will now be home to a number of functions previously housed in Japan, including development of product information, product safety assurance, and intellectual property management.

Shiseido Americas Corporation Appoints Jill Scalamandre as President of its Newly Launched Global Makeup Center of Excellence

Shiseido Americas Corporation announced the appointment of Jill Scalamandre as President of Shiseido’s newly launched Global Makeup Center of Excellence. Based in New York, the Center of Excellence will serve as a global innovation center for the design, development and execution of prestige color cosmetics initiatives across the company in support of all of its makeup brands. Ms. Scalamandre will assume her position on July 21, 2016. Ms. Scalamandre previously served as Chief Marketing Officer, Skincare, Coty and Senior Vice President, philosophy. She will report to Marc Rey, President & CEO of Shiseido Americas. As President of Shiseido’s global Makeup Center of Excellence, Ms. Scalamandre will be responsible for leading and supporting projects across the company to enhance and invigorate its prestige color cosmetics capabilities and product offerings. Under Ms. Scalamandre’s leadership, the Center of Excellence will work closely with all of Shiseido’s makeup brands worldwide to test new product ideas, cultivate expertise and leverage market and consumer insights to better connect with customers. The Center of Excellence will also create and nurture new color brands and lead transformational projects within the makeup category. This initiative is one of several Centers of Excellence that Shiseido is creating to accelerate innovation and foster best practices across its global organization. Ms. Scalamandre is a seasoned executive in the beauty industry with deep experience that spans mass and luxury brands, all personal care categories and multiple distribution channels, including mass, specialty store, department store, home shopping, club and direct. At Coty, Ms. Scalamandre was responsible for leading the marketing strategies of the philosophy and Lancaster brands and for the global expansion of philosophy.

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