Kimberly-Clark Corporation Names Ramon F. Baez Chief Information Officer
DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2007 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) announced today that Ramon Baez has joined the company as vice president of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Baez will be responsible for leading Kimberly-Clark's enterprise-wide information systems initiatives to support the company's future growth and to maximize the return on its information technology investments.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Baez served as chief information officer for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of instruments, supplies and services to the scientific research and healthcare markets. There he was responsible for coordinating and directing worldwide information systems. He previously served as chief information officer and vice president of information technology for Honeywell International Automation and Control Solutions group, where he led the global IT organization of this diversified industrial, service and solutions company.
Mr. Baez began his business career at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Over the course of 25 years at the defense and aerospace leader, he assumed increasing responsibility for information services and data management, leading to his being named chief information officer for its electronic systems sensors sector.
"I am excited about Ramon's proven track record of delivering strong results, and the global experience he brings to our Information Technology Services organization," said Mark Buthman, Kimberly-Clark Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Ramon's appointment as Chief Information Officer provides us with the opportunity to leverage our heritage of strong IT capabilities and strengthen our relationships with business partners and customers."
Mr. Baez will be based at Kimberly-Clark's world headquarters in Dallas and will report to Buthman. Mr. Baez holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.
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 position in more than 80 countries. For more information about the company's 135-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.