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Becker Procter & Gamble:

August 31, 2012

• Procter & Gamble:
named one of its top business leaders as the new head of Connect+Develop, the program that’s brought consumers a series of breakthrough products including Swiffer Dusters, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, TidePods and Olay Regenerist.

Laura Becker will lead P&G’s global business development group, responsible for empowering and driving Connect+Develop open innovation work across the company and around the world.

A 22-year P&G veteran who has worked in a range of areas across the company, Becker replaces Jeff Weedman who helped lead P&G’s open innovation work for more than 16 years. Weedman is leaving to serve as a P&G Executive on Loan, heading a new regional not-for-profit supporting innovation growth and small business start-ups in the region.
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