In 1978, Mary began her career at M & M Products in the USA where she progressed from an In-Store Demonstrator to being honored as a Sales Representative with the “Rookie of the Year” award in 1980. From 1981 to 1982, Mary honored her management and selling skills as Sales Manager for MGM Brokerage Company. In 1982 Mary was recruited by Soft Sheen Products, Inc.—the category leader at that time. Mary quickly rose from Regional Merchandising Manager to National Sales Manager for the Wave Nouveau line then to Sales Director for Mizani.
In 1992 Mary joined J.M. Products, Inc. as their National Sales Manager. In 1994 Mary left the USA to assume the position of Managing Director for J.M. Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd. When Mary left the USA for South Africa, she planned on staying only for 1 year and then returning to live in United States. Mary has now been in South Africa for over 18 years! Mary has been committed, over the years, to bringing high quality hair care products to the African continent.
Since Mary’s arrival at J.M. Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd., the company has achieved consistent growth of over 100% year-after-year, developed a loyal customer base and maintained an enviable reputation under Mary’s guidance and direction. She helped the company to overcome many obstacles in taking the company from a state of liquidation to one of the largest manufacturers of ethnic hair care products in South Africa. She helped to grow J.M. Products South Africa into the business it is today, with over 84 different products under 4 brands.
Mary’s dedication to the Ethnic Hair Care Industry is strong and well founded. She continues to leave her legacy in the industry and is getting several accolades and recognitions for the same. In 2010 she was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine for building J.M.’s business efforts on the African continent for the past 15+ years.