Long-time skincare industry veteran and national sales manager of Bioelements Pat Rambo-Rucka has passed away.
With a career in the industry that spanned over 40 years, Rambo-Rucka started out as an owner of four salons in Illinois. She was a cosmetology and nail technology instructor at several Midwest schools and held many industry association positions, including board member of Illinois Cosmetology Association, member of Nail Technicians America and Director of Cosmetologists Chicago, where she lobbied for legislation to require all Illinois nail technicians to be licensed. She also volunteered her time to the American Cancer Society and the Illinois Cancer Council, teaching cosmetologists how to work with chemotherapy patients through the Look Good…Feel Better program.
In her 20 years at Bioelements, Rambo-Rucka offered products to distributors, esthetics schools and spas across the country with her special combination of expertise, wisdom and spirited personality.
“Words cannot begin to express how saddened we are at the loss of Pat. Our entire company is grieving,” said Bioelements founder and CEO Barbara Salomone. “She had been with Bioelements for so long, she was considered family. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her children, friends and loved ones.”