Unilever announces reorganization of its U.S. business

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Unilever U.S. announced on Tuesday that it has reconfigured its business teams and created a new Consumer and Customer Solutions organization, resulting in a string of executive moves.

Kevin George, vice president and general manager of the company’s Chicago-based Deodorant business, will become vice president and general manager of the combined Antiperspirant, Deodorant and Hair Care business. The combined portfolio includes such brands as Axe, Degree, Suave, Dove and Sunsilk.

Lisa Klauser, vice president of brand building and marketing excellence, has been named vice president of the newly formed Consumer and Customer Solutions organization. In her new role, Klauser will lead integrated and multicultural marketing, visual branding, brand public relations, category management, shopper marketing and consumer market insight.

In addition, Amanda Sourry, current vice president and general manager of Meal Solutions and New Vitality, will become senior vice president and general manager of the newly formed U.S. Foods Business Team.

The company stated that it is creating a single U.S. Foods Business Team, which brings together Unilever’s Meal Solutions, New Vitality Portfolio and its Spreads, Dressings and Beverages groups. The team will manage all of Unilever’s Foods businesses in the United States, excluding the U.S. Ice Cream business. The new organization will be responsible for such brands as Lipton, Bertolli, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Skippy, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Ragu, Wish-Bone and Slim-Fast.

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