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L’Oréal USA names new chief information officer


NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA has someone new leading its innovation efforts. The company has named Michael Kingston as chief information officer of L’Oréal USA. Kingston succeeds Barry Gilmore, who retired from the company at the end of September after 17 years.

“We believe that Michael’s diverse experience leading change and deploying strategic consumer solutions will be an important asset in driving innovation forward at L’Oréal,” L’Oréal USA president and CEO, and EVP of the America’s zone, Frédéric Rozé. “He is a progressive IT leader, and we are thrilled to add his talent to our management team.”

Kingston has previously served as CIO of Neiman Marcus Group, Coach, LVMH and Castrol, and he has 20 years of IT experience. He also brings to the company an extensive technical background in addition to his ability to empower organizations around enterprise transformations, L’Oréal said.

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