Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), a leader in the haircare industry, announced today the appointment of Eric Bakken to the role of President of Franchise, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Bakken will oversee development, support and operational performance of Regis’ franchise business.
“Eric’s promotion represents another step forward in our strategic commitment to the continued growth of our franchise operations. He is uniquely qualified to lead our franchise business and I am delighted that he has accepted this important new leadership role,” said Hugh Sawyer, President and CEO of Regis Corporation. “Eric’s extensive knowledge of the beauty industry, franchise operations and the capabilities required to deliver an exceptional guest experience will be essential as we thoughtfully expand our franchise footprint in the U.S. and beyond. I look forward to partnering with Eric in the years ahead as we also accelerate our focus on the growth and improvement of our company owned salons.”
“I am honored to assume this new role at such an exciting time in the evolution of our company,” said Bakken. “I look forward to building upon the exceptional work of our franchisees and the Regis franchise support team in order to maximize this opportunity for our stakeholders.”