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PCA Skin appoints new CEO to augment growth plans

Scottsdale-based PCA SKIN, a leader in professional skin health and available in more than 7,000 medical and aesthetic practices globally, announced Michael Larrain as CEO effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Larrain joins PCA SKIN after more than two decades as a leader with top beauty, health and wellness brands, including L’Oreal, SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica. Larrain’s background in developing and expanding national brands is perfectly suited to augment PCA SKIN’s deep track record of growth, and to drive the company’s next phase of expansion.

“Michael is a successful business leader who has transformed cosmetic companies into global beauty and health brands. He has the experience, passion and demonstrated ability to take PCA SKIN to the next level,” said Richard Linder, PCA SKIN Chairman. “As we head into PCA SKIN’s next chapter, there are many exciting developments on the horizon. Larrain is the ideal leader to drive these plans and continue the company’s growth and vision for many years to come.”

Larrain joins PCA SKIN from L’Oreal, where he served as President of the Active Cosmetics Division, and also held positions as General Manager and Vice President of Sales for SkinCeuticals. While at L’Oreal, Larrain successfully turned three brands into lucrative entities and led a skin care brand through a complete turnaround in just 18 months.

Previously, Larrain served as Vice President of Sales for Dermalogica & International Dermal Institute, a global prestige skin care company and education provider.

“I’m excited to join the all-star team at PCA SKIN and be part of aggressively growing this extraordinary business,” said Larrain. “The brand has established itself as a trusted leader in the skin health space, and I look forward to continuing the company’s success as we kick off the new year.”

Larrain is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton in California. He will be based out of PCA SKIN’s Scottsdale headquarters.

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Jennifer Linder, M.D. – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jennifer Linder, M.D. – Chief scientific officer, PCA Skin

Linder, a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic skin surgeon, guides all product development and clinical trials for PCA Skin, ThinkGlobal’s 2013 Exporter of the Year in the Health & Beauty category. She is one of the foremost U.S. experts in the use of the cosmetic filler, Sculptra, and is also on medical advisory boards for Botox and Juvéderm.

Surprising fact: “While I majored in engineering in college, I pursued my love of art through painting classes. Through medical school and into my life today, I still paint.”

Biggest challenge: “My husband and I spent five years living in separate cities – before and after marriage. Being apart was difficult, but we traveled to visit each other frequently.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

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Scottsdale-based PCA SKIN Recognized as Exporter of The Year

PCA SKIN, a leading clinical skin care company in the development of professional chemical peels and advanced daily care products for more than 20 years, has been selected as the national recipient of the ThinkGlobal Inc., 2013 Exporter of the Year Awards in the health and beauty/fashion category. The Exporter of the Year Award recognizes the export success of small to medium-sized businesses that account for 97 percent of the American export community.

PCA SKIN was selected by ThinkGlobal based on outperforming others in the total number of documented export deals completed in 2011, total percentage increase in sales in 2011 compared to 2010, and exports as percentage of total sales. In fact, PCA SKIN has experienced significant international growth, entering China, Russia, Greece and Australia in recent years, with exponential international revenue growth last year.

“It is a great honor for PCA SKIN to be recognized for success in exporting, as we are driven to provide the best skin health options in now more than 80 countries,” said Jamie True, PCA SKIN International Business Development Director. “We look forward to continued domestic and global growth, underscoring the importance of world-class products and care through our licensed skin health professionals.”

ThinkGlobal Inc., the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is honoring Exporter of the Year Award winners in 13 industry categories. PCA SKIN, along with the other winners, will be recognized at a special program in Washington, D.C. this March 2013.

PCA SKIN is recognized for its innovations in skin health, and is a trusted global leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products, partnering with physicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin that begins at the cellular level.

For more information about PCA SKIN, visit www.pcaskin.com or call 877.PCA.SKIN.

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

2010 Most Admired Companies Award Winners

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards.

With 43 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state.  Our primary goal in developing this program was to find those organizations that excel in four key areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, social responsibility and customer opinion.  This list features the most prestigious companies in our state, providing us the opportunity to learn from the best.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Year Est.: 1991
No. of Employees in AZ: 69
Recent Award: AIA Kemper Goodwin Award – 2009
WEB: www.a-p.com

AlliedBarton Security Services
Headquarters: Conshohocken, Penn.
Year Est.: 1957
No. of Employees in AZ: 1,047
Recent Award: Brandon Hall Research Award for Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management – 2009
WEB: www.alliedbarton.com
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American Express
Headquarters: New York
Year Est.: 1850
No. of Employees in AZ: 7,219
Recent Award: Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies – 2010
WEB: www.americanexpress.com
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Arizona Charter Academy
Headquarters: Surprise
Year Est.: 2001
No. of Employees in AZ: 61
Recent Award: Elks Lodge Community Partner of the Year – 2010
WEB: www.azcharteracademy.com
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Banner Health
Headquarters: Phoenix
Year Est.: 1999
No. of Employees in AZ: 27,528
Recent Award: Gallup Great Workplace Award – 2009
WEB: www.bannerhealth.com
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BeachFleischman PC
Headquarters: Tucson
Year Est.: 1991
No. of Employees in AZ: 104
Recent Award: Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For – 2009
WEB: www.beachfleischman.com

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Arizona's Most Admired Companies November-December 2010