Last fall, our industry lost another pioneer – Joe Bommarito, founder of Saginaw, MI-based UV-tanning booth manufacturing company, HEX Tanning. Few could argue the significance of his contribution to the industry with his creation of the first vertical tanning system in 1979.
Vince Lorraine, Publisher
Jeff Valaska, General Manager
A 26-year industry veteran, Joe has taught certified salon operator training for the last 15 years, as well as advocating indoor tanning in many capacities. Joe is a sought-after speaker and presenter at both national & regional trade events, also interacting with the FDA, state & local regulatory agencies. During his most recent tenure with the ITA, he served as director of membership.
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