Jim Daniels, previously CEO, will be leaving to explore other career opportunities, High Ridge Brands announced in a statement.
Lopez has extensive experience in the consumer products industry, including a distinguished twenty-25-year at Procter & Gamble. Most recently, she served as SVP, general manager of the Estée Lauder and Aerin Beauty Products business in North America. In this role, she had oversight of the flagship Estée Lauder prestige beauty brand as well as Aerin Beauty, a luxury fragrance and beauty brand, which together generated annual revenues of over $1 billion. Previously, from 2012 to 2015, Lopez served as CMO of Avon Products. Prior to that, Lopez had a long and successful track record at P&G, with responsibilities in global marketing and general management across a range of brands and geographies. Her last assignment at P&G was VP, General Manager for Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, where she managed over 200 brands, including Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Pampers and Gillette, and had P&L responsibility for $3.6 billion and 5,000 employees.
"We are fortunate and excited to have Ms. Lopez join the High Ridge Brands organization at an important time in the company's history,” said John Compton, chairman of the board of directors of High Ridge Brands and an oerating partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. “Ms. Lopez's extensive experience and long-tested talent as a leader in the consumer products industry will be a significant asset in driving the mission and strategy of the organization as we strive to offer consumers distinctive, high quality products at compelling values."
Compton added, "We would also like to thank Jim Daniels for his service to the company and wish him well in his future endeavors."