DALLAS, Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) announced
today that Christian A. Brickman will join the company Sept. 1 as chief
strategy officer, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J.
Falk. In this position, Mr. Brickman will lead the development and monitoring
of the company's strategic plans and processes to enhance K-C's enterprise
Mr. Brickman is currently a principal in McKinsey & Company's Dallas
office and a leader in the firm's consumer packaged good and operations
practices. His recent consulting experiences include a broad mix of strategy,
organization and operations projects for leading global packaged goods
Before joining McKinsey, Mr. Brickman was president and CEO of Whitlock
Packaging (1998-2001), the largest non-carbonated beverage co-packaging
company in the United States. From 1994 through 1998 he was with
Guinness/United Distillers initially as vice president of strategic planning
and then as vice president and general manager for Guinness Brewing
Worldwide's Latin America region. Mr. Brickman's previous experiences
included serving as managing consultant for CSC Index Consulting and as
marketing director for Aspartame at the NutraSweet Company.
"Chris, with his extensive consumer goods industry knowledge and
demonstrated record of improving business effectiveness, will bring valuable
perspective to our management team," Mr. Falk said. "He is a talented leader
and possesses a unique combination of senior line management and broad
consulting experience. I am confident that he will contribute greatly to our
efforts to deliver on the commitments of our global business plan."
Mr. Brickman said, "I am genuinely excited to join Tom and the entire
team at Kimberly-Clark as they take the next steps to further strengthen the
company's position as a global health and hygiene leader. K-C has some of the
world's best-known brands, a strong growth portfolio and a proven management
team and employee base focused on bringing innovation to market across all
businesses. K-C is a great company with a tremendous future."
Mr. Brickman was awarded an advanced bachelor's degree in economics in
1986 from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he graduated with honors,
Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude.
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. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the
company's 136-year history of innovation, visit http://www.kimberly-clark.com.
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