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Energizer Announces Executive Leadership for Personal Care Businesses

Posted: August 29, 2014

Energizer Holdings, Inc. announced the anticipated executive leadership teams of the personal care and household products businesses following the planned separation of Energizer, expected to occur by July 1, 2015.

"We are excited to have such an experienced and talented group of individuals to lead Energizer's personal care and household products businesses as each company moves forward independently," said Ward Klein, Energizer's Chief Executive Officer. "These individuals bring a unique blend of experiences, talents and expertise, along with commitment and passion for these businesses. These teams were carefully selected to lead each company on the path forward, and we are confident in their ability to drive substantial growth and generate significant value for our shareholders."

The following individuals are expected to join the leadership team of the personal care company:

  • Sandy Sheldon, Chief Financial Officer
  • Manish Shanbhag, VP, General Counsel & Secretary
  • Al Robertson, Chief Marketing Officer
  • John Hill, VP, Commercial–North America
  • Colin Hutchison, VP, Commercial-International
  • Dave VerNooy, VP, Global Operations & RDE
  • Peter Conrad, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Tony Bender, CIO & VP, Business Process Outsourcing
  • Teresa Ceotto, VP, Human Resources

As previously announced, upon the expected completion of the separation, Klein will serve as executive chairman of the board of standalone personal care. David Hatfield, president and CEO of Energizer Personal Care, will serve as CEO of the personal care company. Sandy Sheldon, who serves as Energizer's vice president, finance, was named CFO of the Personal Care company.

"Today is an exciting day for the future personal care organization, and I believe we have chosen a strong team capable of bringing a global mindset and innovative thinking to every part of our business," said Hatfield. "These executives provide the experience and enthusiasm required to execute on our vision of a challenger mentality and strategy of strengthening our brands in the marketplace, capturing opportunities for growth and positioning ourselves as market leaders. I look forward to working alongside the rest of the executive team to help lead our business through this transition and beyond."