Edgewell Personal Care names COO


ST. LOUIS — Edgewell Personal Care on Tuesday announced the appointment of Colin Hutchison to the role of COO. In his new role, Hutchison, who was most recently the company’s VP commercial international, will lead the Edgewell’s global business strategy and head up its global commercial marketing and operations organizations. He will report directly to chairman, CEO and president David Hatfield. 


“We are very pleased to appoint Colin to the newly-created role of COO,” Hatfield said. “His leadership over the years has been instrumental in Edgewell's development and growth, and I'm confident that he is the right person to step into this new role and ensure the Company operates with the utmost effectiveness. With Colin taking on this new role, I will be able to focus even more of my energy on our corporate growth strategies and initiatives. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Colin so we can deliver enhanced shareholder value by operating efficiently, innovating and driving growth across our portfolio.”


Hutchison has nearly 30 years in in CPG operational and leadership roles, including 13 years at Edgewell. He has been responsible for the company’s operations in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions as VP commercial international, during which time the business has expanded, the company said. Before his most recent role, Hutchison led Edgewell’s global private-label wet shave business, reshaping the portfolio and planning for growth through expanded distribution and product development. 


“I am excited to take on the role of COO at this time of progress and potential for Edgewell,” Hutchison said. “The pace of change in our industry and company is dramatic, and it requires us to optimize our organization to execute with agility, simplicity, and efficiency. I look forward to this opportunity to help deliver on Edgewell's vision and strategies.”


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