Playtex Products, Inc., Westport, CT, has announced that Michael Gallagher plans to retire from the company by the end of the year or when a successor is named. Mr. Gallagher has been chief executive officer and director of the company since 1995.
Mr. Gallagher joined Playtex nine years ago after serving as chief executive officer of North America for Reckitt & Colman PLC from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Gallagher was president and chief executive officer of Eastman Kodak’s L&F Products subsidiary from 1988 until the subsidiary was sold to R&C in 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gallagher held executive and marketing positions with the Clorox Company and Procter & Gamble Company.