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Kimberly-Clark Names Zack Hicks as Chief Digital and Know-how Officer

DALLAS, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kimberly-Clark Company (NYSE: KMB) introduced the appointment of Zack Hicks within the newly created function of Chief Digital and Know-how Officer, efficient July 26, 2022. He’s a member of the corporate’s government management workforce.

This function displays Kimberly-Clark’s growing give attention to digital expertise in constructing manufacturers and creating differentiated functionality for the corporate. 

Hicks joins the corporate after 26 years of management at Toyota Motors North America and Toyota Motor Gross sales, USA, the place he held quite a few positions of accelerating accountability.

His most up-to-date roles embrace serving as CEO of Toyota Related, a startup working as the corporate’s information science hub connecting automobiles, clients and companies by way of machine studying and synthetic intelligence. Hicks additionally served as Chief Digital Officer of Toyota Motors North America, main the corporate’s digital transformation and mobility efforts, together with in-vehicle multimedia methods, automobile connectivity, cloud, electrification and autonomous driving applied sciences.

“Zack brings to Kimberly-Clark important expertise in expertise innovation, operations and workforce management,” stated Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark. “He is the appropriate chief to assist us leverage the complete potential of expertise to speed up the following part of our progress technique for long-term worth creation.”

Amongst his achievements at Toyota, Hicks led the North American and European growth of in-vehicle multimedia, together with {hardware}, software program and cloud to realize best-in-class consumer expertise. He additionally patented breakthroughs in digital options, together with an industry-leading large information platform to ship predictive analytics and related retail providers.

“Kimberly-Clark has a transparent imaginative and prescient for leveraging expertise to drive progress,” stated Hicks. “I am excited to work with the workforce to deliver collectively sturdy functionality and next-generation expertise options to assist the corporate proceed to win right now and place us properly for the longer term.”

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its trusted manufacturers are an indispensable a part of life for folks in additional than 175 nations.  Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of individuals’s most important wants, we create merchandise that assist people expertise extra of what is necessary to them.  Our portfolio of manufacturers, together with Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Rely, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Sweety, Softex, Viva and WypAll, maintain No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in roughly 80 nations.  We use sustainable practices that help a wholesome planet, construct sturdy communities, and guarantee our enterprise thrives for many years to return.  To maintain up with the most recent information and to study extra concerning the firm’s 150-year historical past of innovation, go to kimberly-clark.com.

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