Colgate appoints key executives

NEW YORK Colgate-Palmolive has appointed four key executives to senior leadership positions reporting to Ian Cook, president and chief executive officer.

"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," stated Cook.

  • Michael Tangney was named chief operating officer for the European, Greater Asia and Africa divisions. A 35-year Colgate veteran, Tangney has led Colgate's business operations in Latin America since 1993.

  • Seamus McBride was named executive vice president, president, North America and Worldwide Commercial Effectiveness. Continuing to lead Colgate's U.S. business operations as he has done since 2002, McBride 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 promotion and in-store activity.

  • Fabian Garcia was named executive vice president, president, Latin America and Global Sustainability. Since 2003, when he joined Colgate, Garcia has led the company's operations in Greater Asia, growing sales and profits throughout those regions including Russia.

  • Franck Moison was named president of global business development and technology. Moison brings more than 29 years of Colgate experience to this role leading product development and sourcing worldwide. Since 2000, he has led Colgate's business in Europe, and more recently assumed responsibility for Central Europe and Australia.

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