DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark Corp. has made executive changes that it said will sharpen its focus on continuous improvement, global sourcing and sustainability. The company also elected a new board member.
Kimberly-Clark said Friday that Jan Spencer, currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected senior vice president of continuous improvement, sourcing and sustainability.
Succeeding Spencer as Kimberly-Clark Professional president is Christian Brickman, currently senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the company. And Elane Stock, national vice president of the American Cancer Society, is slated join the company in mid-August as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.
Plans call for Stock and Brickman to transition the strategy role through the end of August. The other executive changes are effective Sept. 1, according to Kimberly-Clark.
"Jan, Chris and Elane have excellent track records leading significant business growth initiatives," Kimberly-Clark chairman and chief executive officer Thomas Falk said in a statement.
"Jan’s extensive background driving operational effectiveness and sustainability across multiple areas of our business will contribute greatly to our ability to deliver on our global business plan," Falk commented. "Chris’ general management and strategy experience make him the ideal successor to further strengthen our Kimberly-Clark Professional business. And Elane has done significant management consulting with Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products and retail sectors that gives her the right experience to lead our company’s strategic planning process."
Spencer, Brickman and Stock will report to Falk, the company said.
On Thursday, Kimberly-Clark announced that Nancy Karch has been elected to its board of directors.
Karch previously was director emeritus of management consultin firm McKinsey & Co. She had served with the consultancy for 26 years until her retirement in 2000, Kimberly-Clark reported.
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