Powell will lead Avon’s global supply chain organization, including sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and delivery. In addition, he will be responsible for the company’s business transformation efforts, including process excellence and the global project management office for cost savings, as well as the company’s service model transformation project, which aims to simplify how Avon representatives do business with the company.
Over the course of his career, Powell has successfully led multiple business transformation efforts, including the implementation of new processes for operations, supply chain, research and development, IT, product branding and sales, both domestically and internationally, said Avon. Most recently, he was the managing partner for Midreef Partners, LLC, providing advisory support to medical technology, turn-around and private/venture equity firms. Prior to that, Powell spent more than 10 years with Johnson & Johnson, most recently as president of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices Unit in Japan.