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Kimberly-Clark SVP retires

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark announced that Jan Spencer, a 34-year company veteran, is retiring.

Spencer, who serves as Kimberly-Clark’s SVP continuous improvement, sourcing and sustainability, will retire July 1. No successor has been named at this time, the company said.

Among his accomplishments during his tenure, Spencer most recently spearheaded Kimberly-Clark’s continuous improvement efforts, which resulted in a number of process enhancements that helped drive improved results in both quality and productivity, the company said. Prior to his current position, Clark also led Kimberly-Clark Professional, taking that business unit to more $3 billion in revenues while at the helm.

"Jan has been a transformational change leader at Kimberly-Clark and his influence will be missed across the globe," Kimberly-Clark chairman and CEO Thomas Falk said. "I want to thank him for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the growth and success of Kimberly-Clark."

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Former Jones Soda executive returns as board member

BY Allison Cerra

SEATTLE — Jones Soda has appointed one of its former executives to its board.

Jennifer Cue, who served in various roles — including CFO, COO and board member from 1995 to 2005 — has rejoined the company as a member of its board of directors.

"While Jennifer was here as interim CFO we found that she brought meaningful operational and financial context from Jones’ history. Having Jennifer on the board will allow us to continue to tap into her knowledge and experience as a former senior executive at Jones during a time when much was accomplished," Jones Soda CEO William Meissner said.

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Radioactive Energy Drink gets formula, packaging revamp

BY Allison Cerra

CHICAGO — Radioactive Energy Drink has been reformulated and relaunched in 16-oz. cans from Rexam.

The beverage, which doesn’t contain artificial colors, preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup, now has less calories and sugar while touting added vitamins. Additionally, the new Rexam cans feature updated graphics that include fluorescent ink that glows in the dark under a black light.

"Our beverage is perfect for the health conscious consumer who wants a boost to support their active lifestyle," Radioactive CEO Joseph Rossi said. "Our distinctive formulation provides superior energy that helps fuel a busy day. And through our excellent partnership with Rexam, we are able to provide it in a great-looking new can with glow-in-the-dark graphics that really ‘pop’ off retail shelves."

Radioactive currently is available at select retailers in California, Nevada and Illinois. It soon will be available in Arizona and New Mexico, with plans for continued expansion throughout the year.

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