Cosmedx Science, Inc. Gains International Opportunities by Leveraging Local & Federal Programs

Chris Amato, President and CEO of Corona-based Cosmedx Science, Inc. purchased the company in 2013 after the passing of the founder.  Prior to acquiring the business, Amato had spent many years in the corporate business management world and owning numerous small businesses.  His technical consulting background and the experience of being a hands-on entrepreneur helped turn Cosmedx Science, Inc. into a diverse and sought after California exporter of private label beauty and personal care products.  

At the time Amato acquired Cosmedx, in addition to the domestic market, it was already exporting products throughout Asia.  He made a commitment to increase the export business by networking at various international trade shows in conjunction with the California Trade Alliance and sought assistance from the Center for International Trade Development. To accomplish this, Amato benefited from funding made available through the SBA-funded State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to support his attendance at both the Cosmoprof Asia and Cosmoprof Worldwide trade events.  His participation in the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key program helped to match Cosmedx with agents, distributors and strategic partners around the globe.  This has led to Amato meeting with over 20 foreign representatives and establishing relationships with buyers and distributors throughout the European Union, Asia, Russia, South America, Central America, and the Middle East. With this focus and effort, Amato expects exporting sales to triple this year. 

The growth in exporting has allowed Cosmedx to hire additional staff.  With the increase in raw materials purchased from local vendors, the increased business with local trucking companies and the need to utilize temporary staffing agencies for production, Amato is creating jobs and generating additional economic benefits to the community.