Playtex Products has named Neil DeFeo president, chief executive officer and a director of the company. Mr. DeFeo replaces Michael Gallagher, whose retirement was previously announced. Mr. DeFeo was president and chief executive officer of Remington Products from January 1997 until it was acquired in September 2003.
In other Playtex news, Glenn Forbes, chief financial officer, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the current fiscal year. In anticipation of Mr. Forbes’ retirement, Playtex has announced the hiring of Kris Kelley as senior vice president-finance. Mr. Kelley is anticipated to become the chief financial officer upon Mr. Forbes’ retirement.