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Oct. Meeting - Lessons Learned from Distribution to Manufacturing

  • 11 Oct 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles Airport, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90047


  • Meeting sponsor. Includes 1 free meal.

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Lessons Learned from Distribution to Manufacturing

John Maly, President
Mirabella Beauty

John Maly is a second generation icon in the professional
industry that has shaped the professional beauty industry. After growing his west coast distribution to one of the largest and most successful in the country, his firm was acquired by L'Oreal in 2007.
Today he is once again bringing products to the market with his cosmetic company Mirabella Beauty. Join us to learn about his personal journey and how he sees the industry unfolding in the years ahead.

John grew up in a family hair care distribution company in Michigan.  After graduating from Indiana University, he went to work for Deloitte Touche in Chicago as an auditor. After a couple of years working for the big firm, John started his own consulting firm for salons. Two
years into growing this business, his family asked if he would run the distribution company they bought from Redken in Los Angeles. Starting with $2 MM in sales and 25 employees, the company grew to $200 MM and 1,000 employees. This western distribution giant was sold to L'Oreal in 2007. Since John has started a private equity group which has acquired 3 distribution companies outside the salon industry.
Mirabella Beauty was a brand sold through Maly's that John acquired along the way. He now is the President of that color cosmetics company and is trying to repeat the success he had with Maly's.

Lunch Menu:

Mixed Baby Green Salad with Fresh Berries & Orange Segments with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressings
Entrée Choices:

Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Champagne Truffle Sauce
Accompanied by Au Gratin and Caramelized Winter Vegetables

Macadamia Crusted Chicken Breast with Mango Chutney Sauce Accompanied by Au Gratin and Caramelized Winter Vegetables

Vegetarian Plate: Sweet and Spicy Tofu Nuggets (Tofu nuggets baked in a sweet and spicy sauce). Served with sautéed broccoli, mushrooms & tri-colored peppers and steamed rice
Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Coffee
Select Hot Teas and Iced Tea with Condiments

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