Jerry Mennicken, far right, was one of the original founders of Mehaz. Marc Spilo, center, purchased the company in 1995.
Mehaz Professional was founded in 1979 by Jerry Mennicken and Ardo Hazlet (the initials from each of their last names formed the company name). The company originally imported implements from Solingen, Germany, a city recognized as home of the finest cutlery in the world. Spilo Worldwide became the exclusive distributor of Mehaz products.
March 1, 2002
When Charles Spilo began distributing beauty products in 1942, he had three employees and handled more than 100 different products. Today, operating from a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in Los Angeles, Spilo Worldwide employs staff of 70 and offers over 5,000 professional products.