Andis Expands Global Education Team
Manuel Graniel, Miki Takagi and Luiz Renato joined Andis Company’s team of grooming specialists, and will work to support the Andis Education Team’s mission to provide animal grooming education resources worldwide.
“Andis is proud to have 27 animal educators spanning five continents and we are not planning on slowing growth anytime soon,” said Nicole Kallish, global education manager for Andis Animal. “We know there is a great need for top-tier education in the animal grooming space. Andis is proud to bring our commitment to excellence to bear, not just with our tools, but by providing world-class educational resources to groomers across the globe.”
Manuel Graniel of Mexico, a small animal educator, started as a breeder and then transitioned to commercial dog grooming in 2013. He created several techniques for use and handling of grooming tools and has won awards at grooming competitions in Pasadena, Las Vegas and Mexico. He is also the Instructor Coordinator for Alianz Canine Worldwide (ACW) in Latin America and is the ACW–Mexico Representative.
Miki Takagi, a professional pet groomer from Japan, is a certified Japan Kennel Club (JKC) A-class trimmer and owner of three pet salons. She is also a competition judge in Japan and other Asian countries. As a competitive groomer, she's won contest prizes in various shows including Groom Expo and SuperZoo. She has given lectures at over 500 seminars since 2013, and in 2015, she launched the “Speed Trimming Curriculum.”
Luiz Renato started his career in 1997, in São Paulo, Brazil. Renato has been in the grooming industry for over 20 years, and he is the owner of Grooming Time and Grooming & Care (Pet Shop and Day Care). Renato is a national and international champion and is now an international judge for the worldwide grooming association, the European Grooming Association (EGA) in addition to being Pet Society Ambassador.