Edgewell Personal Care has announced the appointment of Rod Little as President and CEO, effective March 1. Little succeeds David Hatfield who will retire on the same date, continuing to serve as a Director on the Edgewell Board until May 1 to ensure a smooth transition.
Little joined Edgewell in March last year as CFO. Prior to that he held a number of prominent roles within the beauty industry including EVP and CFO of Elizabeth Arden and CFO for Procter & Gamble’s global salon professional division. Edgewell is currently on the hunt for a new Chief Financial Officer.
“I am honored to lead Edgewell at this important time for the company,” said Little. “Despite the challenging market environment, we have significant opportunities to drive growth by building our core brands, taking further decisive actions to operate more efficiently, and reorienting our portfolio to focus on growth opportunities. Edgewell’s strongest competitive advantage is our team of employees who are dedicated to innovating and challenging conventions to advance our business. I look forward to working closely with them and my colleagues on the leadership team to enhance shareholder value by executing on our strategies and building innovative brands that consumers love.”