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Spa Society Announces Francis Acunzo as New President
Acunzo CEO of Acara, an aesthetic medical practice management & marketing
company, was voted in as president of the Medical Spa Society.
CT (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 On April 5, 2010 Francis Acunzo, CEO of Acara
was appointed as the new president of the Medical Spa Society, an organization
dedicated to raising and upholding the level of professionalism practiced within
the cosmetic practice and medical spa industry through professional and consumer
I look forward to working with Francis to
further the success of The Medical Spa Society, says Bruce Katz, MD, chairman
of the Medical Advisory Board for the Medical Spa Society. Francis has been
at the forefront of the medical spa industry since its inception. The Medical
Spa Society will surely benefit from his strong leadership skills, expertise in
the industry, and depth of knowledge and experience in business development and
As President, Mr. Acunzo will first focus on
the revitalization of the organization which has been impacted by the recession.
Acunzos plan includes a repositioning of the organization to broaden the
membership base. In order to reposition effectively, there will be a more comprehensive
inclusion of cosmetic practices. The Society plans to include representation of
these practices in both committees and board positions. Confirmation of the new
board will be announced in the next few weeks. One of the boards first
tasks will be to appoint committee chairpersons for the development of marketing,
membership and education.
I am very excited to be
named President of the Medical Spa Society. I look forward to personally spearheading
the growth and revitalization of this important organization. As the cosmetic
medical industry has grown, it has become clear that there is a need for business
and clinical education / training. I believe that the MSS is the organization
best suited to provide this for the industrys professionals.. I am honored
that the Society believes in and values my extensive business experience in the
aesthetic and spa industries. By leveraging my experience pioneering and leading
industry trade associations we will move the MSS forward to become a major support
to its members and the industry as a whole, says Mr. Acunzo.
learn more about or to join the Medical Spa Society, visit: www.MedicalSpaSociety.com
Francis X Acunzo
Francis X Acunzo has over 25 years of experience and a
wealth of knowledge in the spa, retail healthcare, hospitality, beauty, and fitness
industries. As an entrepreneur, business owner, operator and investor, Mr. Acunzo
possesses a critical perspective and an ability to provide visionary leadership
to a variety of industry opportunities. As CEO of various spa, health and wellness
companies he and his team have executed upon 24 acquisitions involving over 60
spa and club locations, completed over 100 feasibility studies, operated a national
chain of 22 Day Spas and managed a West Coast chain of 37 medical spas.
Acunzo is known for his firsts in the industry: In 1999, Mr. Acunzo had the vision
to create the industry's first consolidation of day spas aggregating almost $40M
in annual revenue through the acquisition of 22 of the best spas in top U.S. markets.
In 1996, he opened the country's first medical spas through a merger between his
Spa Company and Candela Laser, one of the leading cosmetic laser manufacturers
in the U.S. In 1991 he was the first spa operator to place lasers into spas. In
1985 he led the development of the first resort spa in the Northeast at the Norwich
Inn in Norwich, CT.
Mr. Acunzo has been actively involved in
industry leadership within the spa, medical spa and fitness industries: Board
Member for the Medical Spa Society, President of the ISPA Foundation, ISPA Foundation
Board Member, Board Member of the ISPA Board, member of the Advisory Board for
the Day Spa Association, Chairman of IHRSA's Spa Advisory Council, and member
of the IHRSA Spa Advisory Council.
About the Medical Spa
The Medical Spa Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to raising and upholding the level of professionalism practiced within the medical
spa industry through professional and consumer education. The Societys mission
is to promote education, communication and standards of excellence for the medical
spa profession. They are committed to providing educational forums that allow
the industry to stay informed about the latest innovations and cutting-edge developments
in the spa and medical fields.