Cory Couts, president and CEO of KPSS, Inc. announced that John Moroney has been named vice president of education and will direct the educational initiatives of both the Goldwell and KMS California brands in North America.

Moroney’s career of 25 years in the professional salon industry has encompassed various roles: stylist, platform artist, salon owner and educator. He has prior experience in all aspects of education, marketing, sales, creative and public relations for major professional salon brands.

“The opportunity to be part of a new, progressive management team that is focused on getting closer to the professional stylist in order to help build salon success is very exciting. The combination of world class brands, leadership with real-life salon experience and the ability to be agile and responsive to salons’ needs is exactly what makes this company where I want to be at this stage in my career. When I heard Cory’s vision for the company, I knew I wanted to take this journey,” says Moroney.

Couts says, “ When I took on the role to lead this company one month ago I made a promise to myself and to my team that we would assemble the best and the brightest to help make the dreams of salons, stylists and our organization a reality. John clearly fits that bill. He is professional salon education personified.” Visit or

John Moroney Joins KPSS as Vice President of Education
John Moroney has joined KPSS as vice president of education for the Goldwell and KMS California brands in North America.