New Leadership for Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Safety Positions Business for Future Growth
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Press release date: September 7, 2010
ROSWELL, Ga. (September 7, 2010) - As part of the continuing expansion of its $350 million Global Safety business, Kimberly-Clark Professional announces a new leadership team.
Taking on global leadership for the business, Gil Madrid assumes the role of Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Safety, and David St-Hilaire is appointed Senior Director, North American Safety.
"These are two Kimberly-Clark Professional executives with considerable track records for driving business growth," says Christian Brickman, President,
Kimberly-Clark Professional. "They will lead the global expansion and product innovation priorities of Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Safety while finalizing the integration of the Jackson Safety brand as part of our expanded portfolio of welding safety, head-to-toe PPE and work zone safety products for workers on the job."
Madrid most recently served as Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Professional Workplace Business, based in Europe. He joined the company in 1992 and has held a variety of sales management, business strategy and market development positions within the company over his 18-year tenure.
St-Hilaire brings a strong background in channel and market development to the North American role, most recently serving as Director of Channel Development for Kimberly-Clark Professional. He began his career with the company in 1980, working in both Canada and the U.S., and subsequently holding a variety of sales management and business leadership roles.
Madrid and St-Hilaire join Randy Kates, Director of Kimberly-Clark Professional's Global Scientific Business, a global leader in cleanroom and research solutions in the growing pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences and semiconductor markets. Kates has been with Kimberly-Clark Professional for more than 20 years and has a wealth of business management experience in industrial wiping solutions and workplace safety products. Together, this team brings more than three-quarters of a century worth of expertise to the leadership of these businesses.
"Collectively, our Safety and Scientific business leadership team has decades of industry experience and proven management track records," Brickman concludes. "I am confident, that under their leadership, the Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Safety business will fully leverage its global reach and innovation expertise to expand even further into new and developing markets in our effort to make a difference in worker safety around the world."
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Kimberly-Clark Professional is also committed to reducing environmental impact at every stage in a product's life cycle with its Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, "clean" and "industrial" manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly-Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including welding and work-zone safety products. Located in Roswell, Ga., Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business segments and can be visited on the web at www.kcprofessional.com.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.