Shirley, P&G Vice Chairman, to Retire

CINCINNATI-Edward Shirley, vice chairman of Procter & Gamble's beauty and grooming segment, will retire from the company on Jan. 1, 2012.

Among the products in this segment are the Braun line of electric shavers and the Oral-B group of dental-care products. Until the first of the year, Shirley will serve as vice chairman on special assignment, reporting to Robert McDonald, P&G's chairman, president and CEO. He will focus on the transition of the beauty and grooming business.

Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman of global household care, has been named vice chairman of global business units, and assumes responsibility for both the beauty-and-grooming and household-care businesses. Panayotopoulos also reports to McDonald.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue


    May 2017

    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money