Following a 34-year career with Kimberly-Clark, Jan Spencer, senior vice president, continuous improvement, sourcing and sustainability, will retire effective July 1, 2012. A successor has not yet been named.
Spencer leaves Kimberly-Clark following a long, distinguished career that saw him serve in a number of senior leadership positions. Most recently, Spencer spearheaded Kimberly-Clark's continuous improvement efforts, which resulted in a number of process enhancements that helped drive improved results in both quality and productivity.
Previously, Spencer led Kimberly-Clark Professional, taking that business unit to more than $3 billion in revenues during his tenure. He also headed up the company's European tissue and washroom businesses, the North American workplace business and also served as vice president of research and development.
"Jan has been a transformational change leader at Kimberly-Clark and his influence will be missed across the globe," says chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. "I want to thank him for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the growth and success of Kimberly-Clark."