Kimberly-Clark names president global brands and innovation

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has elected Tony Palmer, SVP and chief marketing officer, to the role of president global brands and innovation.

In his expanded role, Palmer will leverage the company's scale to build brands and drive growth for its businesses around the world.  He will partner with K-C's regional business leaders to achieve their business objectives.

"Over the past several years, Tony has transformed our global marketing and innovation capabilities and planning processes, enabling our global teams to build stronger brands and drive more innovation for the benefit of our consumers," said chairman and CEO Thomas Falk.  "His leadership within our organization will enable continued growth of our global brand strategies with our consumer and business-to-business teams."

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2006, Palmer served as managing director, U.K. for Kellogg Company, and was president of the company's natural, frozen and warehouse club businesses. He also previously served in marketing and general management positions within the Minute Maid division of Coca-Cola Company USA, and later as region director for Coca-Cola in Australia.