Carl Haney joins The Estée Lauder Companies in key R&D role
Source: ©The Moodie Report
By Rebecca Mann, Associate Editor
US. The Estée Lauder Companies has named Carl Haney Executive Vice President, Global Research and Development (R&D), Corporate Product Innovation, Package Development, effective 1 January 2012. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Fabrizio Freda.
Haney joins the Estée Lauder Companies after more than two decades with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). Most recently he was Vice President, R&D, Male Grooming, Gillette, Braun and Devices, leading teams in all aspects of innovation, including product, packaging, process development and engineering.
"Carl is a proven leader in R&D and innovation and has significant experience directing and guiding teams around the world,” noted Freda (himself a long-time P&G executive before joining the Lauder group).
"Carl is a proven leader in R&D and innovation and has significant experience directing and guiding teams around the world"
President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Estée Lauder Companies
“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 US and attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude
with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He started his career at P&G and over the years has held numerous leadership positions in locations around the world.
In 1997, he was promoted to Director, Latin America Beauty Care R&D. Haney has 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.
"I am delighted to join the Estée Lauder Companies with its outstanding reputation, global leadership position, exciting brands and great history of innovation,” commented Haney. “I look forward to working closely with William Lauder, Fabrizio Freda, and the Global R&D and Innovation teams to continue the company's great tradition of creating world-class, prestige beauty products.”
Harvey Gedeon, currently Executive Vice President, Global Research and Development, Corporate Product Innovation, Package Development, has announced his intention to retire after a decade with the group. He will remain with the company to work closely with Haney throughout the transition.
"We are grateful for the significant contributions and dedication that Harvey Gedeon has brought to the Estée Lauder Companies,” said The Estée Lauder Companies Executive Chairman William P. Lauder. “Harvey has had a profound impact on our company's global success and innovation. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement. We are thrilled that Carl will be joining the Estée Lauder Companies and are pleased that Harvey will remain with us to help transition Carl into his new role."
Freda added: "Harvey has been a tremendous leader at the Estée Lauder Companies in the areas of R&D, innovation and packaging. His amazing achievements in innovation have helped our company maintain its leadership position in prestige beauty. I want to thank Harvey for his guidance, creativity and dedication."