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John Heffner Joins OPI as President & GM

John Heffner is the new president and general manager of OPI Products. Just last month he served as the dinner chair and MC at City of Hope's Spirit of Life gala honoring OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer.
<p>John Heffner is the new president and general manager of OPI Products. Just last month he served as the dinner chair and MC at City of Hope's Spirit of Life gala honoring OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer.</p>

OPI Products has announced that John Heffner will be the brand's new president and general manager, joining George Schaeffer, who remains founder and CEO, and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, who remains EVP and artistic director.

“We’re thrilled to have John join the OPI family, as the nail industry is absolutely booming. OPI has been experiencing double digit growth both domestically and internationally,” explains Schaeffer. “In welcoming John, Suzi and I will be able to increase our focus on growing the brand both from an innovative standpoint and in new markets. We’re not going anywhere; we plan on being at OPI for years to come.”

From left to right: OPI's John Heffner, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, George Schaeffer
<p>From left to right: OPI's John Heffner, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, George Schaeffer</p>

According to a press release sent out this morning, Heffner will manage day-to-day operations at OPI’s North Hollywood headquarters, working alongside Schaeffer. Schaeffer, who will continue to travel for the company, will primarily target ongoing development, globalization and visibility of the OPI brand. Weiss-Fischmann will continue her role in leading the company’s artistic direction.

Heffner brings his long-standing expertise in the beauty and nail industries to this position, most recently serving as president and CEO for Creative Nail Design (CND), where he worked for 14 years. Prior to joining CND, Heffner held multiple Sales and Marketing roles within Chesebrough Ponds USA, as well as the Procter and Gamble Company.

Keywords:   George Schaeffer     John Heffner     OPI products  

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