Service is at the heart of everything we do. Our experienced, dedicated team works closely together to meet our customers unique needs and provide thoughtful solutions.
We are driven to exceed expectations within the ever-evolving hospitality industry and committed to enhancing the guest experience with each and every product.
An ardent, hardworking team dedicated to continuous learning, innovation and remaining nimble within the fast-paced and ever-changing hospitality industry.
John Van Houten, Senior Vice President – Marietta, Hotel Cosmetics
John joined Voyant Beauty in August 2020 through the acquisition of KIK’s Personal Care division (“KPC”). While employed with KIK, John held several commercial management positions. John’s last role with KPC, as Vice President, included commercial responsibility for the retail division’s branded and private label businesses. Before KIK, John was SVP & GM for North and South America with a privately held global haircare company. Prior to that role, John spent 20+ years in the consumer products industry, holding various sales and marketing leadership roles with global branded consumer companies such as Beiersdorf, Playtex, Gillette, and Revlon.
At Voyant Beauty, John is responsible for developing the vision and strategy that will propel Marietta forward and capitalize on the accelerating pace of change in the hospitality industry. He drives growth and creates significant value for our customers by leveraging Voyant’s extensive capacity, capabilities, and talent.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Merrimack College’s School of Business. He has a passion for transformational roles where he can create a turnaround success story, drive new levels growth, and build a strong, effective team.
John lives in Chicago and enjoys spending his time with his family and three children who are currently attending college and working in Florida.
Raymond Ferretti, VP Marketing & Brand Development, – Marietta, Hotel Cosmetics
Ray currently supports Voyant Beauty's Marietta, Hotel Cosmetics Division on a global basis with a focus on marketing, brand development/acquisition, licensing and sales. Products include hotel amenity liquids, soaps, and accessories. Ray enjoys welcoming brands that are new to the lodging channel, developing the best go to market strategy, and finding the right hotel partners. He also manages all hospitality marketing areas including creative design, digital marketing, social media, and communications.
Prior to joining Marietta, Ray held various sales, product development and sourcing consulting roles supporting the leisure, toy, sporting goods, juvenile products and packaging industry. He has lived and worked abroad for much of his career in both European and Asian markets.
Ray holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Maine.
Ray's free time is dedicated to family life with his wife and five active children.
Melissa Giamichael, VP of Business Development, – Marietta, Hotel Cosmetics
Melissa currently supports the Marietta, Hotel Cosmetics Division on a global basis with a focus on sales, project management and customer service. Products include hotel amenity liquids, soaps, and accessories. Melissa enjoys working with customers and the Marietta team to bring programs to market that are innovative and unique. Melissa has been with Marietta for 30+ years and truly understands the hotel industry, our customers and employee needs.
Prior to joining Marietta, Melissa held various leadership, sales, marketing, project management and customer service roles supporting the hotel, construction and retail markets.
Melissa holds a B.S. Degree from the University of New York.
Melissa's free time is dedicated to family life and outdoor fun from paddle boarding, hiking, biking, running, swimming and whatever else the family has planned.
Kevin Stevenson, General Manager, Cortland, NY
Kevin manages the Cortland NY Huntington manufacturing facility that proudly produces our Made in the USA liquid amenity products.
Prior to joining Marietta, Kevin was Director of Manufacturing for the IV/Infusion Division at Baxter Healthcare. He also served as the Production Manager & Chief Design Engineer for Streck Laboratories, Operations Manager for Novartis Consumer Health, and spent 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility for Goodrich Aerospace. Kevin holds an MBA from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, BS in Finance from Upper Iowa University, and AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Guilford Technical College.
Outside of work, Kevin is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys traveling with his two daughters.
Marietta Hospitality manufacturing facilities in Cortland, New York are FDA registered and specialize in producing personal care liquids (shampoos, lotions, etc.) for the hospitality industry.
Contact Kevin: 607.753.6746 (x322349)
John Udicious, Plant Manager, Olive Branch, Mississippi
John manages the Olive Branch FDA registered manufacturing facility that proudly produces our Made in USA bar soap amenity products. Originally from Rochester NY, John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. He was a United States Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer and served on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. John has worked in manufacturing management for over 18 years. After the Navy, John worked in various Science and Technology Industries including a photochemical etching manufacturing facility; a manufacturing producer of dosage pharmaceuticals; and a manufacturer of ultra capacitors. John joined the Marietta Hospitality Team in July of 2015.
Outside of work John likes to play golf and watch sports.
Contact John: 662.895.4500 (x306982) |