Michael Wasp has been hired as vice president of retail sales and marketing for Beauty Venture. Previously, he was a partner and board member of Hynes based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Heritage Brands, a Weston-based spirits company and parent company of Orzel Vodka, has hired Francisco Tonarely as president and chief executive officer for America. He replaces Robert Cullins, who has moved on from Heritage Brands to pursue another job.
Previously, Tonarely was owner of Brand Equity Partners, a boutique consulting practice, which represented Tequila Siete Leguas.
Juan M. Ortiz has been named chief financial officer of Navarro Discount Pharmacies. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Atlantic Dental.
Maria Llorca, senior marketing manager of Village of Merrick Park, was appointed to the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Lee D. Armbuster has been named chief executive of Navarro Discount Pharmacies. Previously,
he was president of Shop 'N Save.
Anny Kazanjian has been hired as divisional vice president of public relations and events for Birks & Mayors in Tamarac.
Previously she was executive director of public relations and fashion promotion for CHANEL Canada for the past 17 years.
Luis Costa has been named vice president for Farrey's Lighting & Bath, a home design store located in Miami.
He has been with the company for almost 30 years and was most recently director of sales and marketing.
Nanette Bridge and Yvette DuBose have been hired as account executives at the Fort Lauderdale office of Workscapes, an office furniture dealership.
Bridge has more 20 years of healthcare design and corporate office interiors experience. She has been associated with such clients as North Broward Hospital District, South Broward Hospital District, The Greenfield Group, Eddie Bauer International and Comcast Communications.
DuBose began her professional career in the furniture industry with Maharam Textiles in 2001, where she focused on inside sales for Miami-Dade and the Caribbean. She is involved in the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Broward Alliance Minority Business Development Council.
Marc de Grandpre, former managing director of New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, has been hired as vice president of marketing for Purple Beverage Company in Fort Lauderdale.
Before working with the soccer team, he directed East Coast marketing for Red Bull North America.