NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV) announced today the appointment of Mr. Christopher (“Chris”) Peterson to the new role of Chief Operating Officer, Operations, effective immediately. In this capacity, Mr. Peterson will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s Global Supply Chain, Finance and IT functions. Mr. Peterson will report to Mr. Fabian Garcia, President & CEO of Revlon.
Prior to joining Revlon, Mr. Peterson served in a number of senior executive positions at Ralph Lauren Corporation, including most recently as its President, Global Brands, a position he held since 2015. In this role, Mr. Peterson was responsible for overseeing Ralph Lauren’s Global Brand Presidents, as well as its Chief Financial Officer, Investor Relations, Information Technology & Real Estate. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Peterson was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren and joined the company in 2012 as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Mr. Peterson spent 20 years at The Procter & Gamble Company in management and financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Mr. Garcia said, "Chris brings strong financial acumen, operational expertise and decades of experience leading global organizations for consumer and luxury brand companies and will be a tremendous asset to our organization. Partnering with our senior executive team, I am confident that Chris will leverage his talents to help us execute our strategy and deliver long-term sustainable growth and profitability.”
“This is a very exciting time to join Revlon, with the recent acquisition of Elizabeth Arden and as the company enhances its position as a global beauty leader,” said Mr. Peterson. “I look forward to working with Fabian and Revlon’s leadership team to drive growth and value creation for all stakeholders.”
About Revlon, Inc.
Revlon has developed a long-standing reputation as a color authority and beauty trendsetter in the world of color cosmetics and hair care. Since its breakthrough launch of the first opaque nail enamel in 1932, Revlon has provided consumers with high quality product innovation, performance and sophisticated glamour. In 2016, Revlon acquired the iconic Elizabeth Arden® portfolio of brands, including its leading designer, heritage and celebrity fragrances. Today, the Revlon Beauty’s Group’s diversified portfolio of brands is sold in approximately 150 countries around the world in most retail distribution channels, including mass, salon and prestige. Revlon ranks among the top 20 global beauty companies, with product offerings in color cosmetics, skincare, hair color and care, beauty tools, men’s grooming products, anti-perspirant deodorants and other beauty care products fragrances under brands such as Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon ColorSilk, Revlon Professional, American Crew, Almay, Mitchum, Cutex, Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears, Juicy Couture, Curve, John Varvatos and Christina Aguilera. Please visit http://www.revlon.com for the latest news and information about Revlon and its brands.
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