Cory Couts, President & CEO of KPSS, Inc. has announced that John Moroney has been named Vice President of Education, with the mission of leading the education efforts of both the Goldwell and KMS California brands in North America.

With a career spanning 25 years in the professional beauty industry, including turns as stylist, platform artist, salon owner and educator, John Moroney has spent his entire professional life working to uplift hairstylists and salons. He has worked in all aspects of education, marketing, sales, creative direction and public relations for key industry brands such as Aveda, Sebastian and Wella.

“The opportunity to be part of a new, progressive management team that is focused on getting closer to the professional stylist in order to help build salon success is very exciting. The combination of world-class brands, leadership with real-life salon experience and the ability to be agile and responsive to salons’ needs is exactly what makes this company where I want to be at this stage in my career. When I heard Cory’s vision for the company, I knew I wanted to take this journey,” says Moroney.

Couts commented, “When I took on the role to lead this company one month ago, I made a promise to myself and to my team that we would assemble the best and the brightest to help make the dreams of salons, stylists and our organization a reality. John clearly fits that bill.  He is professional salon education personified.”

Moroney will report directly to the CEO.

KPSS, Inc. is a direct subsidiary of KPSS GmbH based in Darmstadt, Germany, which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Kao Corporation. KPSS, Inc. is the manufacturer and marketer of professional hair color, texturizers, shampoos, conditioners, styling and finishing products sold under the Goldwell and KMS California brands. For more information, visit www.goldwell-northamerica.com or www.kmscalifornia.com.