Colgate Announces Key Management Appointments

Colgate-Palmolive Company announced the appointment of Michael Tangney to chief operating officer for the European, Greater Asia and Africa divisions; Seamus McBride to executive vice president, president, North America and worldwide commercial effectiveness; Fabian Garcia to executive vice president, president, Latin America and global sustainability; and Franck Moison to president global business development and technology. All four will report to Ian Cook, president and CEO.

"This highly experienced group of Colgate leaders has been deeply involved in the development and implementation of our current business strategy," said Cook. "In their respective roles, they have all delivered excellent business results and demonstrated outstanding management skills. These promotions will create an even stronger senior management team and position us well for continued growth."

Tangney is a 35-year Colgate veteran, and led Colgate's business operations in Latin America to record levels of sales and profit growth since 1993. McBride has led Colgate's U.S. business operations since 2002, and will now assume responsibility for Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He will also direct Colgate's global commercial effectiveness efforts, working with retail accounts to grow sales through improved promotion and in-store activity. He has over 23 years of marketing and general management experience at Colgate.

Garcia joined Colgate in 2003 to lead the company's operations in greater Asia, growing sales and profits throughout those regions, including Russia. Moison brings more than 29 years of Colgate experience to leading product development and sourcing worldwide. Since 2000, he has successfully led Colgate's business in Europe, and more recently assumed responsibility for Central Europe and Australia. According to a press release, his deep experience at Colgate in marketing, sales and general management makes him highly qualified to direct the diverse global teams involved in product development and sourcing.
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