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By Ellen James Martin | June 8, 1991
Ending 77 years of family leadership of the Noxell Corp., George L. Bunting Jr. announced yesterday that he will retire from the company June 30.Mr. Bunting's retirement -- which he says has been planned since Procter & Gamble Co. bought out Noxell in 1989 -- tightens P&G's control over the Hunt Valley-based cosmetic and fragrance company. Taking on most of Mr. Bunting's duties after his departure will be Noxell President John Saxton, a longtime Procter & Gamble executive."I feel good, because I think the legacy is going to continue on under different leadership.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2012
Richard Paul Sullivan , a former chairman and CEO of Easco Corp. who had been active in Republican state politics and civic affairs, died Sunday of cancer at his Owings Mills home. The longtime Guilford resident was 79. Mr. Sullivan, whose father was president of the American Girl Shoe Co. and whose mother was a homemaker, was born and raised in Newton, Mass. After graduating in 1950 from St. Sebastian's School in Milton, Mass., he earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau of The Sun | April 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- Procter & Gamble's agreement yesterday to buy Revlon's Max Factor and Betrix cosmetics companies for $1.14 billion could have major implications for Hunt Valley-based Noxell Corp., acquired by Procter & Gamble only 18 months ago.Procter & Gamble has already made several shifts in Noxell's businesses, including transferring to its Cincinnati headquarters responsibility for both Lestoil, a household cleaner, and the international operations for Noxell's cosmetics business. Bigger changes may follow.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2012
Angelo C. Chiazza, the retired owner of a Baltimore County pizza restaurant, died of congestive heart failure March 17 at his daughter's home in Bel Air. He was 88. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., he moved to Baltimore in 1954 and lived on Todd Avenue in Gardenville. Mr. Chiazza , a certified public accountant, became a Mars supermarket manager and was assigned to its Dundalk store. In 1965, he decided to open his own business and founded Angelo's Pizza on York Road in Towson near the old Hutzler's department store.
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By Maria Mallory | January 19, 1991
For a decade and a half, George L. Bunting Jr. called the shots at Noxell Corp. But since the family-controlled beauty products manufacturer was sold to marketing giant Procter & Gamble, Mr. Bunting has had to adjust to a new protocol."
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June 17, 2004
Edward Beckley Lorenz, former director of manufacturing operations at Noxell Corp. in Hunt Valley, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. He was 65. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., Mr. Lorenz moved to Towson with his family in the late 1940s. He was a 1956 graduate of Towson High School, where he set a record for the farthest baseball hit, family members said. He began to work part time at Noxell when he was 15. Mr. Lorenz played soccer, lacrosse and basketball as a student at what is now Towson University, where he graduated in 1961 as an education major.
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By Greg Abel and Greg Abel,States News Service | July 16, 1991
WASHINGTON -- An environmental coalition has accused Hunt Valley-based Noxell Corp. of overpackaging two of its Cover Girl products, a practice the environmentalists said leads to the overflow of landfills.WasteWatch, comprising Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and three environmental action groups, slapped Noxell with one of eight "Wastemaker" awards for environmentally negligent packaging practices of its Cover Girl "Nail Slicks" and "Salon Solutions."The group alleged both "Nail Slicks" and "Salon Solutions" are unnecessarily packaged with cardboard backings and boxes and plastic bubbles when they easily can be sold without such materials.
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By Maria Mallory | November 17, 1990
Noxell Corp. is saying "adios" to the Mexican-food business.Best known for its Noxzema, Clarion and Cover Girl brands, Hunt Valley-based Noxell -- by direction of its parent, Procter & Gamble Co. -- is shedding its Caliente Chili Inc. operation, which is based in Austin, Texas.Noxell bought Caliente Chili for $5.1 million in 1983 to "serve as an important building block for developing new product opportunities," the company's annual report said that year.But Wick Fowler's 2-Alarm, Family Style Chili Kits and other Caliente products remained Noxell's only food offerings.
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By a Sun Staff Writer | April 1, 1995
A former president of Noxell Inc. has accepted a job as president and chief executive of the Sheridan Group Inc., a Hanover, Pa., printing company that owns Sheridan Electronic Systems Inc. of Baltimore.John A. Saxton, president of Noxell from 1990 to 1994, has most recently been a vice president of Noxell's parent company, Procter & Gamble Co. He began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1971 after graduating from college. The Noxell unit is based in Hunt Valley.Mr. Saxton has been a director of the Sheridan Group since 1991.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1999
Charles J. "CB" Busta III, a former Noxell Corp. executive who helped expand the company's Cover Girl cosmetic line, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Heart Institute in Miami. The Monkton resident was 51.Mr. Busta, who left Noxell in 1996 to join Revlon in New York City, was vacationing with his family on Nevis, an island in the West Indies, when he was stricken.Hired as executive vice president and general manager of Revlon's Beauty Care USA, the company's hair and beauty-products division, Mr. Busta was named executive vice president and general manager of Revlon's Professional USA division last year.
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June 1, 2006
Raymond E. Harris Jr., a retired quality-control supervisor and singer, died Tuesday of bone marrow cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Hampden resident was 86. Mr. Harris was born in Baltimore and raised on Singer Avenue in Hampden. He left Polytechnic Institute to help support his family during the Depression. "He started out with absolutely nothing. He scrubbed floors so his family could eat," said Patricia Harris, a daughter-in-law. "As a young man, he was active in sports, especially softball and basketball.
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June 17, 2004
Edward Beckley Lorenz, former director of manufacturing operations at Noxell Corp. in Hunt Valley, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. He was 65. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., Mr. Lorenz moved to Towson with his family in the late 1940s. He was a 1956 graduate of Towson High School, where he set a record for the farthest baseball hit, family members said. He began to work part time at Noxell when he was 15. Mr. Lorenz played soccer, lacrosse and basketball as a student at what is now Towson University, where he graduated in 1961 as an education major.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1999
Charles J. "CB" Busta III, a former Noxell Corp. executive who helped expand the company's Cover Girl cosmetic line, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Heart Institute in Miami. The Monkton resident was 51.Mr. Busta, who left Noxell in 1996 to join Revlon in New York City, was vacationing with his family on Nevis, an island in the West Indies, when he was stricken.Hired as executive vice president and general manager of Revlon's Beauty Care USA, the company's hair and beauty-products division, Mr. Busta was named executive vice president and general manager of Revlon's Professional USA division last year.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | September 27, 1997
Two former Noxell executives and the man with whom they built a popular mass market cosmetic brand said yesterday that they will sell out to industry powerhouse Estee Lauder Companies Inc. of New York.The deal with Sassaby Inc. will be Estee Lauder's first venture into the mass market of face cosmetics. The company has previously not strayed from selling to the "prestige" market with higher priced products that are sold largely through department stores.Sassaby, which has an estimated $25 million in annual sales, sells jane, a brand of lipstick, nail polish and other cosmetics aimed at the teen-age market that sell for about $2.99 each and are carried by Target Stores Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.The company is based in Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.
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By a Sun Staff Writer | April 1, 1995
A former president of Noxell Inc. has accepted a job as president and chief executive of the Sheridan Group Inc., a Hanover, Pa., printing company that owns Sheridan Electronic Systems Inc. of Baltimore.John A. Saxton, president of Noxell from 1990 to 1994, has most recently been a vice president of Noxell's parent company, Procter & Gamble Co. He began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1971 after graduating from college. The Noxell unit is based in Hunt Valley.Mr. Saxton has been a director of the Sheridan Group since 1991.
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By Kim Clark | January 15, 1993
Reluctant references hurting job screeningAs companies gear up to start hiring again, they'll find it harder than ever to gauge prospective workers' qualifications.A new survey found that managers are increasingly reluctant to provide references for former employees.And that is making it more difficult to weed out unacceptable candidates, says the survey by Robert Half International Inc., a New York-based headhunting firm.Shirley Shank, personnel administrator for Frederick-based Avemco Corp.
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | July 26, 1991
Procter & Gamble Co. said yesterday that it will move the headquarters of its recently acquired Max Factor brand lines to Hunt Valley from Los Angeles by March as part of the consumer products giant's plan to make the Baltimore suburb a strategic site for its U.S. cosmetic and fragrance business.The Max Factor offices will be at 11050 York Road, sharing the same building with Noxell Corp. -- the maker of Cover Girl, Clarion and Navy perfume. P&G purchased Noxell about 18 months ago.James Schwartz, a Noxell spokesman, said that it was too soon to tell how many jobs the Max Factor move will create for Marylanders, but he said that Max Factor's headquarters at Revlon Inc. in Los Angeles employs about 125 people in finance, marketing, research and development, sales and administration.
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By Donald Saltz | September 6, 1991
Procter & Gamble, one of the world's leading consumer products companies, is expanding its cosmetics and fragrances business at a rapid rate and will center that segment of its business in Maryland.Cosmetics and fragrance products generally provide higher profits than foods.P&G's growth in the personal care sector was accelerated by its mid-1980s acquisition of the Richardson-Vicks drug business. The purchase, a company spokesman noted, made P&G "the largest over-the-counter drug maker in the world."
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By Donald Saltz | September 6, 1991
Procter & Gamble, one of the world's leading consumer products companies, is expanding its cosmetics and fragrances business at a rapid rate and will center that segment of its business in Maryland.Cosmetics and fragrance products generally provide higher profits than foods.P&G's growth in the personal care sector was accelerated by its mid-1980s acquisition of the Richardson-Vicks drug business. The purchase, a company spokesman noted, made P&G "the largest over-the-counter drug maker in the world."
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | July 26, 1991
Procter & Gamble Co. said yesterday that it will move the headquarters of its recently acquired Max Factor brand lines to Hunt Valley from Los Angeles by March as part of the consumer products giant's plan to make the Baltimore suburb a strategic site for its U.S. cosmetic and fragrance business.The Max Factor offices will be at 11050 York Road, sharing the same building with Noxell Corp. -- the maker of Cover Girl, Clarion and Navy perfume. P&G purchased Noxell about 18 months ago.James Schwartz, a Noxell spokesman, said that it was too soon to tell how many jobs the Max Factor move will create for Marylanders, but he said that Max Factor's headquarters at Revlon Inc. in Los Angeles employs about 125 people in finance, marketing, research and development, sales and administration.
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