L’Oréal USA Announces Executive Changes

L’Oréal USA has made three key management appointments. Carol J. Hamilton, president of L’Oréal Paris, has been named president of the luxury products division for L’Oréal USA. Carol Hamilton joined L’Oréal USA in 1984 as director of marketing for the former L’Oréal cosmetics division. She was subsequently appointed vice president, and then senior vice president of marketing for the L’Oréal Hair Care Division. In 1996, Hamilton became senior vice president of marketing, for L’Oréal Paris, which merged the former cosmetics and hair care divisions. She became general manager in 2000. As General Manager, Hamilton oversaw all functions of the L’Oréal Paris brand including marketing, manufacturing, sales, finance and administration. She was appointed president of L’Oréal Paris in 2002.

Karen T. Fondu, president of Maybelline New York/Garnier, will succeed Hamilton as president of L’Oréal Paris. Fondu joined L’Oréal USA in 1979 and has held various sales management positions within the L’Oréal consumer products division. In 1992, she was appointed vice president of sales for L’Oréal Cosmetics, and in 1996 was appointed senior vice president of sales for Maybelline, following its acquisition by L’Oréal. In 2001, Fondu was appointed general manager of Maybelline New York with the added responsibility of establishing the Garnier brand in the US market, and in 2004, she was appointed president of Maybelline New York/Garnier.

Finally, David H. Greenberg, senior vice president of human resources for L’Oréal USA, will assume Fondu’s role as president of Maybelline New York/Garnier. Greenberg joined the L’Oréal Group in 1993. He held various positions in the L’Oréal Paris division including vice president of marketing for the L’Oréal Paris hair color portfolio and vice president of marketing for all L’Oréal Paris hair care and colorants. In 1999, Greenberg was named general manager of the consumer products division for L’Oréal Mexico, where he had oversight of the L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline brands, and where he oversaw the dramatic expansion of Garnier. In 2003, he was named worldwide general manager of Matrix, where he spearheaded the brand’s rollout of Matrix to many new markets including China, Russia, India and Brazil. Greenberg assumed the role of senior vice president of human resources for L’Oréal USA in 2005, where he is responsible for all the human resources activities of L’Oréal USA, including employee relations, recruitment, training and development, and compensation and benefits. Greenberg’s successor will be announced shortly.

These appointments will take effect in September. 

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