Procter & Gamble Co. has announced a leadership succession for its global product supply officer.

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P&G global supply chief to retire

March 11th, 2011

CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble Co. has announced a leadership succession for its global product supply officer.

P&G said Thursday that global product supply officer R. Keith Harrison, 63, is slated to retire on Sept. 1 after more than 41 years of service.

Until his retirement, Harrison will serve as officer on special assignment, reporting to P&G chairman, president and chief executive officer Bob McDonald, according to the consumer products giant.

"Keith is an exceptional leader and as global product supply officer for the last decade. He helped transform product supply into a consumer-driven, business building core capability for P&G," commented McDonald. "His passion and vision to create an industry-leading supply organization has been instrumental in the company achieving its goals for both growth and global expansion.

"In addition to his business leadership, Keith has been a tireless supporter of diversity and inclusion across his large, globally dispersed, product supply organization," McDonald added. "His impact at P&G has been significant and his contributions will continue to serve the business well into the future. "

Succeeding Harrison as global product supply officer will be Yannis Skoufalos, who is currently vice president of product supply for global operations. Plans call for the 53-year-old Skoufalos to assume the new post effective July 1.

"Yannis is well-qualified to lead the product supply organization for P&G," McDonald stated. "His experience, passion and vision will help continue to drive product supply breakthroughs over the next decade and beyond. Yannis joined P&G in 1984 and has extensive global experience, having worked in many different international markets, which is critical as we look to produce and deliver more products to improve more consumers' lives in more parts of the world."