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Kimberly-Clark names Michael Hsu president, COO

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DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark Corp. has named Michael Hsu, currently group president for North American consumer products, as president and chief operating officer. He will join the company’s board of directors effective January 1.

Thomas Falk will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer, the company stated.

Michael D. Hsu, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (PRNewsFoto/Kimberly-Clark Corporation)

Michael Hsu

Hsu will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s business units, along with its global innovation, marketing and supply chain functions. Hsu and the company’s finance, legal and human resources functions will report to Falk.

“Mike is an outstanding leader with a passion for our business. He has a long track record of building great teams and delivering strong results at K-C and elsewhere in the consumer packaged goods industry,” said Falk. “I’m excited to work closely with Mike in his new role as we continue to execute our long-range global business plan.”

Kimberly-Clark said in a statement that it is also evolving its organization structure to recognize the scale and importance of its international businesses, and so the three regional businesses in Asia-Pacific; Latin America; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as K-C North America and K-C Professional, will report directly to Hsu.

Thomas J. Falk, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (PRNewsFoto/Kimberly-Clark Corporation)

Thomas Falk

Meanwhile, Elane Stock, group president of K-C International, has said she is leaving the company. K-C said it expects to name a new group president of North American consumer products in the near future.

“I’m excited to continue to work with Tom, the senior executive team and employees throughout Kimberly-Clark to deliver long-term shareholder value as we lead the world in providing essentials for a better life,” said Hsu.

Hsu joined K-C in November 2012 and currently oversees the company’s nearly $8 billion North American personal care and consumer tissue businesses.

Prior to joining K-C, Hsu was executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Kraft Foods. Before that, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the position of vice president of marketing for Ore-Ida and Frozen Meals and later as president of Foodservice. He launched his career in the consumer products industry as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he rose to partner in the firm’s consumer practice.


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