CEO Story

Ben’s Beauty Supply appoints David Yoon as CEO
OTC Beauty Magazine March 2011 Issue.

In January, Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. chairman Ben Im named David Yoon as the company’s chief executive officer. Yoon, 49, has served as the company’s president since 2004. During his 21-year career with Ben’s, Yoon has honed his skills by managing every aspect of the beauty supply business ranging from operations to sales and marketing. Under Yoon’s guidance, Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. has become one of the country’s largest multicultural beauty distribution companies. With strategic locations in Houston; Jessup, Maryland and Philadelphia, Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. warehouse/showrooms encompass over 500,000-square feet and offer more than 20,000 unique product skus.

In 2010, Ben’s established the company’s flagship Beauty Design Group warehouse location. The Beauty Design Group concept provides OTC beauty retail store owners access to warehouse style shopping. The flagship location offers 33,000-square feet of beauty supply warehouse shopping that offers every item a store owner needs to build or operate a successful retail beauty business. The product range is broad and includes everything from fixtures to clothing, jewelry, bobby pins and everything in between.

Yoon’s 2011 Beauty Design Group plans include an 80,000-square foot expansion into Maryland and Philadelphia with two additional locations. Im said that Yoon was the ideal candidate for CEO and he has played an instrumental role in the development and success of Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. His leadership acumen, organizational skills, personal qualities and commitment to excellence have proven that Yoon’s contributions clearly represent the future vision of Ben’s. “When it came time to contemplate who would become Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. new CEO, it was not a difficult decision. Yoon was the clear candidate. His straightforward approach, people skills, integrity, innovation and dedication to service ensure that Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. can continue to grow and serve the beauty industry” said Im. Yoon stated, “Ben’s Beauty Supply Inc. is one of the industry’s leading beauty supply companies with a long tradition of excellence, innovation and multicultural market prominence. It’s a great honor to be able to lead the team and be part of the legacy created by Ben Im and build on his successes.” Yoon succeeds Im, the company founder and 21-year veteran. Im will take on the role of Ben’s chairman.