Andis Company, a manufacturer of handheld tools for the barber and beauty and animal grooming industries, recently hosted the brand’s global education teams at its first-ever Global Education Summit. Held August 7-8 at the Andis Corporate Headquarters and the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the event brought together 33 educators from seven different countries—the United States, England, Australia, Canada, Chile, Sweden and Spain—to share industry insights and trends, sharpen their skills as presenters and brand ambassadors, and provide input on future education programs.
“At Andis, education has always been at the forefront of our business, and we are very excited to host these talented professionals from around the globe,” said Karen Formico, Andis vice president of marketing. “As a 95-year-old company, we are proud to share our industry experience as we develop the tools and resources needed to teach the art of clipper cutting and inspire barbers, stylists and animal groomers.”
The two-day event, which included sessions on new Andis products, branding on social media and educator best practices was spearheaded by Andis Animal Education Manager Megan Mouser and Barber & Beauty Education Manager Jessica Zeinstra. The educators’ visit also included a trip to the Wisconsin State Fair where the entire team was able to attend a cattle fitting demonstration by Andis Large Animal Educators Kirk and Ky Stierwalt.