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Kimberly-Clark Professional, a unit of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB - Analyst Report), recently appointed Tim Feeheley as the new vice president of its North America segment. Feeheley replaces Richard Thorne who will now lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific business.

Before joining Kimberly-Clark Professional, Feeheley served as the president of JanPak, Inc. JanPak is a provider of facilities maintenance and packaging supplies and solutions to health care, manufacturing, education/government, and high-traffic facility markets across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States.

During his term at JanPak, Feeheley succeeded in expanding the size of its business and increased its worth to $240.0 million over a period of 9 years via acquisitions, expansions and organic growth. Moreover, he looked after the marketing and investment banking activities for JanPak when it was taken over by Interline Brands, Inc. in Dec 2012.

Meanwhile, Kimberly-Clark is principally engaged in the manufacture and marketing of a wide range of health and hygiene products around the world. It focuses on improving its products through innovation in order to remain competitive and drive growth. The company also launched diaper pants, premium feminine care products and adult care offerings in several emerging markets. Regular innovation helps in improving brand position and market share in consumer categories. Moreover, the company is well positioned overseas and has been regularly expanding in key emerging markets which include businesses in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, with particular emphasis on China, Brazil, India and Russia.

With his extensive experience and understanding of business dynamics, we believe Feeheley will help in adding value to the Kimberly-Clark unit.

Kimberly-Clark presently has a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the sector include WD-40 Company (WDFC - Snapshot Report), Pinnacle Foods Inc. (PF - Snapshot Report) and Omega Protein Corp. . While Omega Protein carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), WD-40 Company and Pinnacle Foods hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

 

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