The Alberto Culver Company is a $1.5 billion manufacturer and marketer, focused on beauty and personal care with an additional portfolio of household products. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ACV. Alberto Culver is the fourth largest manufacturer of hair care products in the United States and the second largest in the UK. The company was founded in 1955 by Leonard Lavin. He and his wife Bernice guided the company's growth until 1994 when they turned it over to a second family generation. Mr. Lavin remains a director of today's Alberto Culver and his daughter, Carol Lavin Bernick, is the company's Executive Chairman. The company is headquartered in Melrose Park, Illinois.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Alberto Culver Company is dedicated to building for the long term, profitable businesses and substantial brands which are recognized for bringing innovation and value to consumers and an excellent return to shareholders.
Our product portfolio builds from a strong core of beauty and personal care brands and includes a group of innovative household products. Its leading hair care brands include TRESemme, Alberto V05 and Nexxus. Soft & Beautiful, Just For Me, Motions and TCB brands make the company the second-largest producer of hair care products for women of color in the world. The company also competes in the skin care category with its St. Ives, Soft & Beautiful Skin and Noxzema brands. In the household category the company created and markets such well-known brands as Mrs. Dash and Static Guard.
We believe that powerful growth gives us the privilege to care and to give back to our communities. Since its founding, Alberto Culver has searched for innovative institutions and people who are working to make our communities better places to live and has given them our support. The company's core values are: Honesty, Ownership, Trust, Commitment, Customer Orientation, Fun, Innovation, Risk, Speed and Teamwork.
We work to those values. We hire to those values. We have those values as a key component of our programs for developing people.