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Origins President Steps Down

Posted: May 22, 2008
The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Daria Myers, a founding member of Origins, will leave her position after working for its parent company for 31 years. While The Estée Lauder Companies searches for her replacement, Myers will serve in an advisory role.

“Daria is truly one of the great creative minds in our business and has been one of the industry’s leading innovators in developing the area of natural and authentic beauty brands,” said William Lauder, CEO, The Estée Lauder Companies.

After starting with The Estée Lauder Companies in the Aramis division, Myers moved to the role of senior vice president of global marketing, creative and product development for Aveda and also helped to found BeautyBank. In 1989, she became one of the founding members of Origins.

“In 2003, she returned to oversee the continued evolution of the Origins brand,” added Lauder. “Since then, she has focused on ground-breaking ideas like Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins and the launch of Origins Organics.”

Myers launched Origins Organics, a line of prestige skin, body and hair care products certified under the USDA National Organic Program, in 2007. The Fragrance Foundation awarded Origins Organics a 2008 FiFi Award in May after naming Origins Natural Resources the Best Bath & Body Line of the Year. Origins, which is sold in more than 460 department and specialty stores and 130 free-standing retail stores in the U.S., is also available in 26 other countries.