October 6, 2015

Kimberly-Clark Professional Names Vice President for North America

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) today announced an executive change in North America that further strengthens its focus on driving  growth in this key region. 

Aaron Powell has been named vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America.  Powell, who is currently VP and managing director for Kimberly-Clark's Central and Eastern Europe business, replaces Mike Flagg, who has been named to lead the finance operation for Kimberly-Clark's newly formed Global Supply Chain organization. The transition is effective January 1, 2016.

"Aaron is a dynamic leader with a track record for delivering aggressive growth amidst complex and challenging environments," said Kim Underhill, president for KCP. "I'm confident his leadership will build on the great work already underway in North America as we continue to drive sustainable growth in this important market."

In his current role leading Kimberly-Clark's business in Central and Eastern Europe, Powell and his team, grew market share in key markets, exceeded profit targets and improved employee engagement. Previously, Powell was the general manager in both Ukraine and Turkey for Kimberly-Clark.  He also supported the company's business in the Asia Pacific region through his work in the Global Strategy office. Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Powell worked for the global consulting firm Bain & Company where he led consumer products and retail projects. Powell began his professional career in business-to-business sales leadership roles with Procter & Gamble in the Office, Vending and Foodservice Distribution industries.   

"I'm thrilled with the opportunity to return to my B2B roots to focus on the opportunities we have in North America to drive results by strengthening relationships with our strategic customers and improving the processes we utilize to meet their needs every day," said Powell. "I'm grateful for the work done by Mike Flagg and look forward to continuing the momentum he and the North America KCP team built." 

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's 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 No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company's 143-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Georgia, is one of three Kimberly-Clark business sectors. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.

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