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Kimberly-Clark taps former Clorox exec to lead customer development


Kimberly-Clark North America has named Grant LaMontagne as president of customer development. In his new role, LaMontagne will lead all sales and customer development activities for the company’s operations in North America and will report to KCNA group president Michael Hsu.

LaMontagne joins KCNA from Clorox, where he was most recently SVP and GM for Clorox Professional Products business, which includes the health care, janitorial/sanitary and institutional foods channels.

“Grant is a talent builder, with a passion for recruiting, training and developing world-class talent,” Hsu said. “In his more than 30 years with Clorox, he helped to drive considerable growth across the company’s portfolio with a focus on strengthening the capability of the customer organization. We are pleased to have a leader of Grant’s experience and talent join our team.”

LaMontagne joined Clorox in 1980 and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including VP of sales, where he was responsible for the customer organization worldwide. In 2009, LaMontagne was promoted to SVP, chief customer officer, and was appointed to the executive committee.

LaMontagne has served as chairman for the Grocery Manufacturers Association Sales Committee and has also served on the Enactus USA national advisory board.

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