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Lauder Names New Executive VP

Posted: August 3, 2011

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Harvey Gedeon, who is currently executive vice president, global R&D, corporate product innovation, package development, has announced his intention to retire after a decade of success with the company. Gedeon 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 William P. Lauder, executive chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. "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.”

“Harvey has been a tremendous leader at the Estée Lauder Companies in the areas of R&D, innovation and packaging," said Freda. "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.”