Kimberly-Clark Corporation appointed Jeffrey Melucci as senior vice president and general counsel, effective September 1, 2017. Mr. Melucci will report to Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk being responsible for all legal and governmental affairs for the company and will serve on the company’s Executive Leadership Team. He succeeds Tom Mielke who will retire from the same role after 29 years with the company and 10 years leading the legal function.
Jeffrey Melucci joined tKimberly-Clark in 2013. He has led global legal operations, served as the company’s Corporate Secretary, and been responsible for leading the international legal team. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Melucci held a series of general counsel and operational roles for General Electric. He has more than 15 years of global leadership experience in driving winning business strategies, including leading extensive departmental transformations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of global legal functions, leading complex M&A transactions and regulatory matters, directing governmental affairs, and providing support to the board on a host of governance and other complex matters facing the company.
Thomas J. Falk, Kimberly-Clark’s Chairman and CEO, commented:
“We are fortunate to have someone of Jeff’s experience and talent to lead our legal function. He is a proven change-oriented leader who has demonstrated abilities across our businesses. Tom has been an outstanding legal professional and leader throughout his career at K-C. I am grateful for his commitment to developing an excellent legal team and advocating for team member diversity, inclusion and empowerment.”
Earlier Kimberly-Clark invested into a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in the US.
The company provides solutions to enhance people health, hygiene and well-being. It unites brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark. In 2015 its sales accounted for USD 18.6 billion.