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NEW YORK — Revlon has poached another Coca-Cola executive.

This story first appeared in the January 17, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Since taking the reins of the cosmetics giant last January, Jack Stahl, the one-time president and chief operating officer at Coca-Cola, has lured two former colleagues to his senior management team.

The latest, Paul Murphy, recently Coca-Cola’s vice president of national sales and vice president of customer marketing, is Revlon’s new executive vice president of North American sales. He succeeds Larry Aronson, who will leave Revlon following a transition period, according to a company statement.

Aronson, the hire of former Revlon president Jeff Nugent, is the last of the previous executive team to be replaced by Stahl.

Before joining Coca-Cola in 1982, Murphy had also worked at Procter and Gamble. “Revlon is legendary in the beauty industry. This is an exciting time for Revlon and I look forward to contributing to that excitement and to the growth of the business,” said Murphy in the statement.

In June, Stahl named David L. Kennedy, former managing director of Coca-Cola Ltd. in Sydney, Australia as executive vice president and president of Revlon International.