ROSWELL, Ga., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced that Tim Feeheley has been named vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Feeheley succeeds Richard Thorne, who recently was named to lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific Region.
Feeheley joins Kimberly-Clark Professional from JanPak, Inc. (an Interline Brands, Inc., company), a $240 million provider of facilities maintenance and packaging supplies and solutions based in Davidson, N.C., where he was president. JanPak serves more than 10,000 customers in the building-service contractor and property management, health care, manufacturing, education/government, and high-traffic facility end markets across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States.
"Tim brings a wealth of experience in serving in the markets that we focus on in Kimberly-Clark Professional and he understands our channels, our customers and our competitors, which will help us ensure we are creating truly exceptional experiences for our customers every day," said Elane Stock, group president for Kimberly-Clark Professional. "We have worked with Tim over the years while he was leading JanPak, a major distributor of our products, and we are excited to have someone of his talent and leadership to join our team."
Under Feeheley's leadership as president and co-owner of JanPak from 2003 to 2012, the business tripled in size to $240 million through a combination of acquisitions, greenfield expansions and organic growth. Additionally, he led all marketing and investment banking activities for JanPak related to its December 2012 sale to Interline Brands, Inc., a $1.6 billion national provider of facilities maintenance supplies and solutions.
"I am thrilled to be joining Kimberly-Clark Professional, not only because of the great brands and value they bring to their customers, but because we share similar values, including putting our customers at the heart of what we do," Feeheley said. "I am also very excited to be joining such a highly engaged and committed team because I believe that sustainable customer loyalty can only be delivered by a team who believes in their unifying mission and in each other."
Feeheley has been a member of numerous industry-leading manufacturers' advisory boards and councils, including the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and Vistage — the world's largest CEO membership organization. He is also a thought leader and keynote speaker within the industry on topics related to effective supplier-distributor relationships and building differentiated selling and operating strategies for distributor solution providers.
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