New organizational structures implemented at Health and Beauty Germany


The Health and Beauty group of companies, publisher of the BEAUTY FORUM trade magazines and organizer of the trade fairs of the same name for professional beauty and institute cosmetics, is giving itself new organizational structures for the D/A/CH region as part of a succession plan.

The long-standing managing director and “industry veteran” Jürgen Volpp took his well-deserved retirement on June 30, 2019. For 30 years, he had very successfully developed and managed the fortunes of the Health and Beauty Group internationally. His visions, ideas and concepts were groundbreaking and made Health and Beauty an internationally recognized media house. The establishment of the umbrella brand “BEAUTY FORUM” and the positive development and professionalization of the entire institute cosmetics sector are inseparably linked with his name. The company, the shareholders and the staff wish him all the best, happiness and health for the new phase of his life!

Another personnel change concerns Bernd Schuster, Managing Director of Health and Beauty Marketing Swiss GmbH for 12 years. He will also leave the company in mid-October 2019 to take on new responsibilities in international markets. Bernd Schuster had taken over the management of Health and Beauty Swiss in turbulent times and then led the company to become the leading media house and trade show organizer for professional cosmetics. The company thanks him very much for his many years of successful work and wishes him all the best for his professional and private future!

The tasks of Jürgen Volpp and Bernd Schuster will be carried out with immediate effect in Ettlingen by the management team Gabriele Rösler (Director Finance and Human Resources), Marcus Reichel (Director Media Publishing) and Achim Erndwein (Director Events and Sales) and the teams behind them.

The stronger integration of the Swiss activities with the respective teams in Germany promises faster implementation of necessary improvements – from more creative marketing and the marketing of digital products to more intensive market cultivation.

So what exactly is changing now at Health and Beauty Marketing Swiss? The office in Lucerne will, of course, remain: Michelle Kuliszkiewicz as the responsible Project Manager Trade Fairs and Melissa Capilato as Sales Manager Media will continue to provide comprehensive customer service with the back office there within Switzerland.

However, they will be actively supported by the headquarters in Ettlingen. The new corporate unit Germany-Austria-Switzerland offers many advantages: The teams in Ettlingen have additional manpower, are experienced and professional, and offer powerful marketing and digital services. Such a unit also corresponds to the (natural) business space of many customers; many companies coordinate their activities in this area.

Kathrin Jakob
Kathrin Jakob
Manager Press Office & PR

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