G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. announced today that Judith H. Sikora has been named Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, a new position that will report to the company's Chief Operating Officer, Gurkirpal Sandhu.
Prior to joining G.S. Cosmeceutical, Ms. Sikora worked for the beauty industry manufacturing giants such as Elizabeth Arden Inc., Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Avon Products and Nu Skin Enterprises. Ms. Sikora has played an integral role in the launch of a new retail beauty division, designed the first global "product university" for a company and co-engineered a first-to-market "lifestyle" beauty brand. Judith decided to transition into the burgeoning medical aesthetics and retail medicine arena in 2004. As Vice President of Marketing and Communications from 2004 through 2008, Ms. Sikora led all marketing and communication initiatives for several west coast based medical spa developers and franchisors. Judith held the position of Sales Director for Colorescience, a mineral makeup manufacturer that sells to the medical and resort sectors before joining G.S. Cosmeceutical. Ms. Sikora holds an M.S. in Speech Pathology from the Denver University and a B.S in Speech Pathology/Audiology from the University of Colorado.
"We are very excited about Judith Sikora joining G.S. Cosmeceutical," states Gogi Sangha, CEO and founder of G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. "Judith's overall experience in sales and marketing, as well as her knowledge of the industry and her expertise in the category, translates into great incremental value, both for us… and our clients."
Under the leadership of CEO Gogi Sangha, a research scientist, G.S. Cosmeceutical celebrated the anniversary of the company's first decade in business in May 2008. At that time, Sangha and his executive team noted the milestone by launching the company's current strategy which is aimed at accelerated growth and expansion. Implementation of that strategy included the purchase of a second building and adding critical staff positions. Prior to Sikora joining the team, the company enhanced its R&D capabilities by adding cosmetic chemists with experience spanning the US and Europe.
"We believe that we now have the team in place that will help us get to where we ultimately want to go… become a leader in the cosmeceutical contract manufacturing sector in the US"… adds Gogi Sangha with pride.
About G.S. Cosmeceutical
G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. (gscos.com) is a privately-owned contract manufacturing company. Headquartered in Livermore, California, the company is a leader in providing R&D, manufacturing and warehousing services to physicians, cosmetic entrepreneurs, corporate manufacturers, beauty start-ups and leading professionals in the spa and beauty industry. The company formulates across a broad range of categories; including anti-aging skincare, face, body care and hair care, organic- and natural-based products, paraben-free cosmetics and over-the-counter (OTC) cosmeceutical products. "Cosmeceuticals" are cosmetic products that make pharmaceutical-like claims.