Harper will assume responsibility for global manufacturing operations, global inventory control, supply planning, transportation and global quality. He joined Mary Kay Inc. in 2014 as Director of Production Operations. During his tenure, Harper has been instrumental in creating a culture of continuous improvement at Mary Kay’s manufacturing facility including dramatically increasing production efficiency and implementing key development opportunities for employees to elevate technical skills and advance their careers. Prior to joining the iconic beauty company, Harper worked for L’Oréal where he held several positions within both the operations and quality functions.
Dr. Gildea will continue to lead Mary Kay Inc.’s research and development operations. Since joining thebeauty company in 2017, Dr. Gildea has worked to execute the company’s global product strategy and innovation pipeline. With a global portfolio of more than 1,400 patents for products, technologies and packaging systems, Mary Kay has fostered a culture of innovation and invests millions of dollars annually in research and development. Dr. Gildea will be key in leading the company innovatively into the next generation. Prior to joining Mary Kay Inc., Dr. Gildea spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble, working in health care, oral care, beauty technology and beauty/skin development.