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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced todaythat Carl Haney will join the company as executive vice president, global R&D, corporate product innovation, package development, beginning Jan. 1, 2012. He will report to president and CEO Fabrizio Freda.
Haney will join the Estée Lauder Companies following a more than 20-year career at 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," said Freda. "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 United States and attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in chemical engineering. Haney started his career at P&G and held numerous leadership positions in locations around the world. In 1997, he was promoted to director, Latin America beauty care R&D. He 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. An important player in the R&D and innovation, according to a Lauder statement, Haney is known for growing businesses, brands and innovation organizations and creating strong external innovation partnerships.
“I am delighted to join the Estée Lauder Companies with its outstanding reputation, global leadership position, exciting brands and great history of innovation," said 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.”