Farouk Systems, Inc. just announced Farouk R. Shami II as Vice President of Operations, continuing the legacy of one of the beauty industry’s leading family owned businesses.
Both Dr. Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman (grandfather) and Rami Shami, CEO, (father) have served as mentors and teachers to Farouk R. Shami II, learning at a young age the history, the dedication and the successes of Farouk Systems, Inc.
Besides working company sponsored shows and classes since a child, Farouk R. Shami II attended both Lone Star College and the University of Houston where he studied both management and marketing. When his studies were completed, he joined the company in 2009. He started with the Customer Service Department to learn and understand the needs of the brand’s worldwide customer base. His attention to detail, ability to manage with compassion and diverse problem-solving skills soon led him to other departments in order to gain insight into the day to day operations of the company. To further his knowledge, Farouk R. Shami II also worked with his grandfather, Dr. Shami in the laboratories to help formulate new products, learning yet another aspect of the company’s 30-year history.
As Dr. Farouk Shami and Rami Shami watched him take the lead with his strong work ethic, he was soon promoted to Director of Operations where he interfaced with the Purchasing, Accounting, Marketing and Maintenance Departments. As the company continued growth both nationally and internationally, Farouk R. Shami II continued to show his leadership abilities which resulted in his most recent promotion as Vice President of Operations in June 2018. His daily responsibilities include overseeing accounts payable and purchases as well as providing guidance and direction to his 3 managers. He also works diligently to cut costs that impact customers while increasing and strengthening social media engagement.
According to Dr. Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., “It has been one of my proudest moments to watch and observe how my grandson has taken the family business as his future path in life. Both my son Rami and I look forward to working with him and wish him all of the success in the world.”
Farouk R. Shami II, says, “From a boy, I attended hair shows passing out samples and meeting hairdressers from around the world. I have grown to love this industry. I admire my father and grandfather for their wisdom and sharing nature that has allowed me an opportunity of a lifetime.”