New Avon LLC
: appointed J. Scott White as chief executive officer, effective April 25. He joins New Avon following its recent separation from Avon Products, Inc. and sale of majority ownership to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
He will work closely with the New Avon and Cerberus teams to lead a transformation of the North American business through significant improvement in the representative and consumer experience, reinvigoration of the iconic Avon brand, and a rigorous focus on operational excellence, according to Cerberus.
White joins New Avon from Abbott Laboratories, where he most recently served as president of Abbott Nutrition International. During his 10-year tenure at Abbott, he held a number of leadership positions. Prior to joining Abbott, White spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble Company, where he managed a variety of women’s and health and wellness brands.
In other news, Avon named former FedEx Corp executive Cathy Ross to its board.