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Ed Shirley, vice chairman of Beauty and Grooming at Procter & Gamble Co. announced he would retire as of Jan. 1. He will maintain his current responsibilities until July 1, whereupon Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman of Global Household Care, will assume oversight of Beauty and Grooming. P&G also announced that Craig Bahner, vice president of North America, hair care and color, will leave the company, effective Sept. 1. His successor is Walter Geiger, who held the same role in Asia….
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Avon Products Inc. named Kimberly A. Ross as executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Andrea Jung, Avon’s chairman and chief executive officer. Ross is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the executive board of Royal Ahold N.V., and is expected to join Avon in the fall, following a required notice period during which she will continue to serve as Royal Ahold’s CFO….
Clorox has named Nick Vlahos vice president and general manager of its Burt’s Bees business unit worldwide. Vlahos formerly served as vice president/general manager of Clorox’s Laundry, Brita and Green Works divisions. Vlahos replaces John Replogle, who left Clorox earlier this year to head up Seventh Generation….
Pierre-Yves Lorand has been appointed general manager of Yon-Ka USA. He will oversee all operations in the U.S., including sales, marketing, distribution and branding.
Most recently, Lorand was at Capytheo LLC, a French consulting firm.