News Feed Item

Ray Patrick of Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. to Retire

Lynda Rose Named New General Manager

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 18, 2014) - Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd., a top beauty brand and direct seller, announces the retirement of General Manager Ray Patrick after 34 years of service. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Lynda Rose will assume the role on August 1st. 

Under Ray's leadership, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. has grown into one of the top direct selling and cosmetics companies in the country. Joining the Company at the Director level, Ray was appointed President of Mary Kay Canada only six years later.

In 1993, he relocated to the corporate headquarters in Dallas, where he was named President of the Americas region, overseeing operations in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. In 1995, he assumed the position of Chief Administrative Officer. In two short years, he was named Executive Vice President of Global Sales Operation Support, which awarded him responsibility of Distribution, Customer Support Services, Inventory Management, Global Operations Support and Information Services Technology. In 1999, Ray was promoted to Chairman of International, where he was responsible for the direction and planning of existing international markets and new market development. In 2002, Ray's path once again turned north, where he would resume the role of country head of Mary Kay Canada.

Under Ray's strategic vision, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. has experienced financial success and has received multiple accolades: the Mississauga Board of Trade's Outstanding Business Achievement Award, fourth place in the Queen's Centre for Enterprise Development, and Hewitt Associates survey of Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada. Ray also has been personally honoured, being named the Business Person of the Year by the Mississauga Board of Trade, receiving the Ivan P. Phelan award, the most prestigious award in direct selling, and in 2012, receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, to name a few. Most recently, Ray was awarded the Fellow of Certified General Accountants Association (FCGA) for having made an outstanding contribution to the community, industry and the accounting profession.

He says, "As I reflect back over my 44-year career in the direct selling/cosmetic industry, the last 34 of those years working with Mary Kay, I can honestly say that I look forward to retiring, with the comfort of knowing that I will always be proud to have been part of an amazing company and the industry. I have many fond memories and highlights but one of the most gratifying was to witness the personal growth and financial success of thousands, upon thousands, of individuals around the Mary Kay world. I have truly learned that when one sets an audacious goal, creates a plan and works that plan, they will enjoy success beyond their greatest expectation." 

Ray is honoured to have represented Mary Kay as a member of Boards of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA), the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) as well as its Foundation, the Look Good Feel Better® program, the U.S.A. Direct Selling Association and as a member of the Advisory Council and Ethics Committee of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.

In the early years, Ray was a personal confidante to company founder Mary Kay Ash, and as a result, he has carried with him a true reverence for our past, a passion for our present and a vision for our future. His commitment to passing on Mary Kay's legacy will be celebrated for many generations to come.

"I have personally witnessed the growth and success of the cosmetics industry over the decades. I firmly believe that both Mary Kay and the industry have yet to see its best years ever. If business is conducted as Mary Kay Ash would say 'in the Mary Kay way', then the future is brilliant," ends Patrick.

Lynda Rose will succeed Ray Patrick on August 1st, 2014 as General Manager of Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. Lynda currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and has worked at Mary Kay for 16 years.

With more than 25 years in sales, sales education and sales management in the cosmetics field prior to joining Mary Kay in 1998, Lynda started her Mary Kay career as Director of Sales Development and by August 2001 was promoted to Vice President of Sales Force Support. Proving her strong leadership skills quickly, in less than one year later, she was again promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing, leading the sales development and marketing teams and travelling the country to mentor women experiencing success with their own Mary Kay business.

A true brand ambassador, Lynda is known for her commitment to living the Mary Kay way, elevating Mary Kay as a beauty brand, and sharing the viability of Mary Kay as a business opportunity. Lynda's close involvement with the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA), and direct selling as a whole, has led her to make great strides in improving entrepreneurship opportunities for women across the country -- a cause to which she is devotedly dedicated.

Lynda has provided her leadership as Chair of the DSA Board and as a result in 2010, she was also honoured with the Ivan P. Phelan award. She was also one of four Mary Kay employees who received the distinguished Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their significant contribution to the direct selling industry. Today, Lynda serves on the Boards of the DSA, the CCTFA and its Foundation.

She says, "Both Mary Kay Ash and Ray Patrick have set a course for us to follow and one that I pledge to honour and to uphold. I'm excited and ready to assume this new role because of Ray's perpetual and positive leadership, and because the company has an amazing independent sales force that believes in the product and the Mary Kay opportunity. Together, we can accomplish anything." 

About Mary Kay

Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3.5 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. Discover what you love by connecting with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area at marykay.ca

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sheng Liang to Keynote at SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Penta Security is a leading vendor for data security solutions, including its encryption solution, D’Amo. By using FPE technology, D’Amo allows for the implementation of encryption technology to sensitive data fields without modification to schema in the database environment. With businesses having their data become increasingly more complicated in their mission-critical applications (such as ERP, CRM, HRM), continued ...
The IoT has the potential to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Florent Solt, CTO and chief architect of Netvibes, discussed how the expected exponential increase in the amount of data that will be processed, transported, stored, and accessed means there will be a huge demand for smart technologies to deliver it. Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technologi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Most of us already know that adopting new cloud applications can boost a business’s productivity by enabling organizations to be more agile and ready to change course in our fast-moving and connected digital world. But the rapid adoption of cloud apps and services also brings with it profound security threats, including visibility and control challenges that aren’t present in traditional on-premises environments. At the same time, the cloud – because of its interconnected, flexible and adaptable...
Established in 1998, Calsoft is a leading software product engineering Services Company specializing in Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud business verticals. Calsoft provides End-to-End Product Development, Quality Assurance Sustenance, Solution Engineering and Professional Services expertise to assist customers in achieving their product development and business goals. The company's deep domain knowledge of Storage, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud verticals helps in delivering ...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...