Eric Sung-Tsei Chen, the founder and chief artistic officer of Markwins Beauty Manufacturers, died at age 63.
The passing was surprising, on account of respiratory sickness, introduced Markwins on Thursday.
Born in Taiwan, Chen based the privately held, Business, Calif.-based firm 37 years in the past as a younger enterprise college graduate. He launched with The Shade Workshop and The Shade Institute, earlier than constructing a portfolio that now contains Moist ‘n’ Wild, Physicians Formulation, Lorac, Bonne Bell, Lip Smacker, Black Radiance and POP. At the moment, with greater than 5,000 staff, Markwins manufacturers are discovered in additional than 50,000 retail areas and accessible throughout six continents and in additional than 60 international locations.
Chen, a husband, father and grandfather, usually referred to his group as “household” via the years.
“Individuals make the distinction [in a company] and it’s important to deal with individuals with coronary heart,” Chen instructed WWD in 2018. “I at all times play a supporting position to ensure [my employees] attain their goals.”
Lina Chen will proceed to behave as chairman and chief government officer of Markwins Beauty Manufacturers, whereas John Stephenson manages on a regular basis operations. The manager group additionally contains Eric Weeks, president of gross sales for North America; Giancarlo Di Majo, managing director of Markwins worldwide gross sales; Jane Chen, chief working officer of producing divisions; Julie Hsu, government vp of finance; Alice Chen, senior vp of promoting and head of company communications; Elaine Chen, senior vp of promoting, and Emily Huang, senior vp of promoting.
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