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Sally Beauty COO now in CEO role


Denton, Texas -- Sally Beauty Holdings announced that president and COO Chris Brickman succeeded Gary Winterhalter as CEO effective on Feb. 1. Winterhalter will continue to serve the company as executive chairman.

The changes are consistent with the company’s previously announced executive transition plan.

“The board and I are very pleased to have an outstanding candidate such as Chris step into the CEO role,” said Robert McMaster, lead independent director of the company’s board. “Chris is a passionate leader with an exceptional track record of success throughout his career.”

Winterhalter served as the company’s CEO since its separation from The Alberto-Culver Company in 2006. Under his leadership, sales grew from $2.4 billion to $3.8 billion, and the stock price quadrupled.

Brickman has served as Sally Beauty’s president and COO since June 2, 2014. Before joining the company, he was president of Kimberly-Clark International.

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