July 2010
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Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Changes

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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this past week announced several executive changes. Jan Spencer, currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected senior VP, continuous improvement, sourcing, and sustainability. Christian Brickman, senior VP and chief strategy officer, has been elected president, Kimberly-Clark Professional, succeeding Spencer. Elane Stock, currently national VP of the American Cancer Society, will join the company in mid-August as senior VP and chief strategy officer. Stock and Brickman will transition the strategy role through the end of August. The other executive changes are effective September 1.

In his new role, Spencer will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of business process improvement initiatives across the company's global operations, as well as driving sustainability initiatives deeper into the business units. He has been with K-C for 32 years in multiple business areas, including management of the Coleshill manufacturing facility in the U.K. during the 1990s.

Brickman joined K-C in 2008 and guided the company through its ongoing strategic planning process and the evolution of its current Global Business Plan. Prior to joining the company, he served as a principal at McKinsey and Company. Earlier in his career, he was president and CEO of Whitlock Packaging, the largest U.S. specialty beverage packaging company, and was VP and GM of Latin America for Guinness Brewing Worldwide.

Prior to her role at the American Cancer Society, Stock was regional manager of Georgia Pacific's (Koch Industries) Color Box business, a $280 million print packaging company. She has also held progressive management positions at McKinsey and Company, both in the U.S. and Ireland.



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