Michael Hughes


Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories, LLC (“NCL”) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Michael Hughes as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mike joined NCL in August of 2017 as its Chief Operating Officer and added the responsibilities of President in November.

Mike previously spent 18 years in the beauty industry with Proctor & Gamble, where he successfully led multiple businesses for P&G, including

its largest beauty manufacturing & distribution facility and the supply chain operations for a global prestige brand. In his first year at NCL, Mike has embraced the company’s “can-do” attitude and agility, while bringing new systems and capabilities to drive incremental rigor and growth. Mike’s mantra of “Promises Made, Promises Kept” is already helping take the customer service focus of the company to the next level.

“Mike has been a tremendous addition to the NCL team and brings a combination of strong leadership and expertise in operations and manufacturing in the beauty industry.

He is leading multiple initiatives to invest in and drive growth, increase efficiencies and exceed customers’ expectations for quality and responsiveness.

We and the rest of the leadership team fully support Mike as he takes the helm at NCL and look forward to its next phase of growth,” said Gary Voigt, Chairman of the Board of NCL.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland, his MBA from the University of Iowa.


Northwest Cosmetic Labs is excited to welcome Michael Hughes to the NCL team as Chief Operating Officer.  Michael comes to Northwest Cosmetic Labs with over 17 years of experience in the beauty and skin care industry.  Previously working with one of the world’s leading consumer goods corporations, Procter & Gamble, Michael successfully directed operations in distribution and manufacturing, grossing over 2 billion in sales annually. 

“Michael’s extensive experience in supply chain, operations, leadership, and LEAN manufacturing makes him uniquely suited for this position,” stated Matt Bryant, CEO of Northwest Cosmetic Labs.  “We look forward to enhancing our perspectives as we collaborate with Michael, working as a team to further the success of our customers.”

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Bringing his vast knowledge to NCL, Michael will oversee all manufacturing operations across the company, including customer service, supply chain, purchasing, engineering, production, and continuous improvement.  Michael’s top priority will be to ensure that the highest quality products are being produced on time and in-full for every customer.  His goal is to build on NCL’s world-class operations, creating a culture that is highly adaptable, team-oriented, and streamlined to ensure excellent work flow and best-in-class responsiveness for every customer.