MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Burt's Bees, Inc., the leading
brand of completely natural personal care products, today announced that John
Replogle has been named Chief Executive Officer and President, effective
Thursday, January 19, 2006.
As General Manager of Unilever's prestigious skin care division,
Replogle's extensive experience and global exposure have helped him to rapidly
craft a compelling strategic vision for the skin care division and lead it on
a path of renewed, accelerated top-line growth. Prior to joining Unilever,
Replogle served as President of Guinness Bass Import Company, Managing
Director of Guinness Great Britain and had several roles in Marketing, Sales
and Strategy with Diageo. Replogle started his career as a Case Leader with
the Boston Consulting Group.
Replogle is replacing former Chief Executive Officer and President Doug
Meyer who has left to pursue other interests. "On behalf of Burt's Bees, we
would like to thank Doug for his many positive contributions to the Company
and wish him all the best in his future endeavors," said a spokesperson for
the company. "Burt's Bees is delighted that John has already begun
integrating into the Company and we are confident that he will ensure this
transition will be absolutely seamless for our customers and employees."
Commenting on his appointment Replogle said, "Burt's Bees is a powerful
brand with a unique place in the market and tremendous potential for growth.
It is the leading all-natural personal care brand, with a proud history of
innovation, creativity, and conscience, and I am greatly privileged to join
the leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success."
A brief biography can be found below. Mr. Replogle's headshot is available
John Replogle biography
John Replogle was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Burt's
Bees on January 19, 2006. The appointment is effective January 19, 2006.
Replogle previously spent three years at Unilever as General Manager, Skin
Care, North America. He also served on the company's Operating Executive
Committee and Global Category Board. His leadership was marked by successful
efforts to improve the division's innovation, recraft their marketing and
build a strong leadership team.
Prior to that, he spent eight years with Diageo, most recently as
President of Guinness Bass Import Company and Managing Director of Guinness
Great Britain. Earlier, he held several other roles in Marketing, Sales and
Strategy with Diageo. Replogle began his career as a consultant with the
Boston Consulting Group.
Replogle earned an MBA from Harvard, graduating with distinction. He
earned his BA from Dartmouth College, where he served as President of his
class, while gaining several awards and distinctions, such as the Hansard
Scholarship and the Dean's Prize.
Replogle is married with four daughters and is an active volunteer with
the humanitarian aid organization, Americares.
About Burt's Bees, Inc.
Since 1991, Burt's Bees has been offering distinctive all-natural products
and marketing them as affordable luxuries and gifts. Today, Burt's Bees is the
leading manufacturer of 150 earth-friendly, all-natural personal care
products, including face and body care, grooming, baby care, and cosmetics.
Burt's Bees products are available through approximately 20,000 retailers
nationwide, its internet website (http://www.burtsbees.com), and selected
international distributors. Burt's Bees makes natural, hard-working personal
care products that put the consumer's health and well-being, as well as that
of the environment and Planet Earth, first.
SOURCE Burt's Bees, Inc.