Mary Kay Announces Two Leadership Appointments


Mary Kay Inc., has announced the appointments of Chaun Harper to the role of senior vice president, chief manufacturing officer and Lucy Gildea, Ph.D., to senior vice president, chief scientific officer.

In his new position, Harper will be responsible for global manufacturing operations, global inventory control, supply planning, transportation and global quality. He joined Mary Kay in 2014 as director of production operations; during his tenure, he increased production efficiency and implemented key development opportunities for employees. Prior to joining Mary Kay, he held several positions within operations and quality functions at L’Oréal.  

Gildea, who joined the company in 2017, will continue to lead Mary Kay’s research and development operations in her new role. She previously spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble, working in health care, oral care, beauty technology and beauty/skin development.

“In a relatively short period of time, both Chaun and Lucy have made significant contributions and proven to be instrumental in Mary Kay’s research, development, and supply chain operations,” said Deborah Gibbins, chief operating officer for Mary Kay Inc. “In their new roles as members of the company’s executive team, Chaun and Lucy will work to ensure global and regional alignment of strategy and plans for Mary Kay products. As one of the top innovators in the direct selling and cosmetic industries, Mary Kay is a cosmetics powerhouse with more than 700 products in our global portfolio. As we continue to produce best-in-the-industry products, we are proud to appoint Chaun and Lucy to these executive positions knowing their leadership and expertise will be invaluable as we build on our efforts to enrich women’s lives worldwide.”

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