By  on August 6, 2012

Bradley Horowitz, named president and chief executive officer for AmorePacific in the U.S. in June, has aggressive plans to expand the brand’s reach in the U.S. — and is hoping to double its sales in the next year.

While Horowitz, who was chief operating officer of the U.S. organization before assuming his current role, refused to discuss numbers, industry sources estimated that the brand currently does about $15 million at retail in the U.S., at about 150 specialty stores, such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Sephora. AmorePacific also holds 140 U.S. beauty patents, focused on its botanical skin care products high in EGCG, a potent antioxidant sourced from green tea.

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