ABINGDON, Va.… Universal Companies, the international spa and salon industry’s largest supplier for more than forty years, has appointed Dafne Berlanga as Vice President of Global Business Development, specializing in equipment.

Berlanga joined Universal in 2020 as Senior Director of Sales.

Company CEO, Karen Short comments, “We are delighted to announce Dafne’s new role which will draw on her vast knowledge and background serving the spa world. She will continue to develop and manage key corporate hospitality accounts, and oversee the equipment category across the Universal marketplace, in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.”

About Universal Companies

As a trusted key supplier for 84,000+ active customers worldwide, Universal Companies provides a full range of operational supplies, professional products, and equipment through an e-commerce website, knowledgeable sales team, and convenient catalog. They have developed exclusive brand partnerships, retail strategies, free tools, and resources, plus a robust educational platform.

Universal Companies serves individual practitioners and spas of all sizes. For more information, visit