Lauder Names Executive VP of Global R&D

Carl Haney will join the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. as executive vice president of global R&D, corporate product innovation and package development. He joins Estée after more than 20 years at Procter & Gamble, most recently as vice president of male grooming R&D Gillette, Braun and Devices.

“Carl is a proven leader in R&D and innovation and has significant experience directing and guiding teams around the world," said Fabrizio Freda, job title, in a company press release. "His passion for innovation and extensive knowledge of locally relevant product development will build on our company’s considerable strengths and keep us on the cutting edge.”

Raised in Venezuela, Haney moved to the United States and attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in chemical engineering. Haney started his career at P&G and held numerous leadership positions in locations around the world. In 1997, he was promoted to director of beauty care R&D for Latin America. He also held R&D leadership roles for P&G Global cosmetics and oral care, and has led P&G innovation teams in Latin America, Europe and Asia. An important player in the R&D and innovation, according to a Lauder statement, Haney is known for growing businesses, brands and innovation organizations and creating strong external innovation partnerships.

Hanley's appointment follows an announcement by Harvey Gedeon, who is currently executive vice president of global R&D, corporate product innovation and package development, that he will retire after a decade of success with the company. Gedeon will remain with the company to work closely with Haney throughout the transition. Harvey will assume the role beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

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