Avon Appoints Pablo Munoz as Senior Vice President and President, North
NEW YORK, May 20, 2013
NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP)
announced today the appointment of Pablo Munoz as Senior Vice President and
President, North America, effective June 24, 2013. Mr. Munoz will report to
Sheri McCoy, Avon's Chief Executive Officer, and will join the company's
Mr. Munoz will oversee Avon's business in the United States, Canada and the
Caribbean. In this role, Mr. Munoz will be responsible for executing the
turnaround of Avon's North American business and returning it to a solid and
"We are committed to returning our U.S. business to health, and I am pleased
to welcome Pablo to the Avon team to lead that effort," said McCoy. "Pablo is
an innovative thinker and a big-picture strategist with strong operating
skills and a proven track record of driving growth. Pablo is stepping into
this role at an important time in our company's history and Avon will be
well-served by his deep experience in both consumer products and direct sales,
including his passion for motivating Representatives."
Mr. Munoz has extensive experience in direct selling in both housewares and
beauty. He joins Avon from Tupperware Brands Corporation, where he has worked
since 1993, most recently as Group President of the Americas region. In 2011,
when Mr. Munoz took on this role, he was responsible for Latin America, where
he led the turnaround of that business. Tupperware Latin America became a key
growth market under his leadership, with Mr. Munoz turning it from the
company's smallest division into one of the largest in terms of profits and
revenue. In September 2012, Tupperware North America was added to his
responsibilities and he developed the turnaround plan for that business.
During his tenure at Tupperware, Mr. Munoz led beauty and home products
businesses across Latin America and Asia Pacific. In addition, Mr. Munoz led
a number of important initiatives, including the development of a
comprehensive sales and marketing strategy and the implementation of a
transformational change agenda in brand and sales force.
Prior to joining Tupperware, Mr. Munoz spent five years at Sara Lee
Corporation. He served as Executive Director, Business Development, where he
was responsible for developing and executing Sara Lee's market entry strategy
in Latin America across multiple product platforms and geographies. He spent
his early professional career at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and Abbott
Mr. Munoz holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Engineering and a
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, both from Georgia Institute of
Technology in Atlanta.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly
$11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers,
Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales
Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the
product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home
products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW,
Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its
products at www.avoncompany.com.
SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.
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Amy Chasen, or Natalija Jovasevic, (212) 282-5320
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