DALLAS, July 28,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
(NYSE: KMB) announced the appointment of Zack Hicks in the newly created role of Chief
Digital and Technology Officer, effective July 26, 2022. He is a member of the company's
executive leadership team.
This role reflects Kimberly-Clark's increasing focus on digital
technology in building brands and creating differentiated
capability for the company.
Hicks joins the company after 26 years of leadership at Toyota
Motors North America and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, where he held numerous positions of
His most recent roles include serving as CEO of Toyota
Connected, a startup operating as the company's data science hub
connecting vehicles, customers and businesses through machine
learning and artificial intelligence. Hicks also served as Chief
Digital Officer of Toyota Motors North America, leading the
company's digital transformation and mobility efforts, including
in-vehicle multimedia systems, vehicle connectivity, cloud,
electrification and autonomous driving technologies.
"Zack brings to Kimberly-Clark significant experience in
technology innovation, operations and team leadership," said
Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO,
Kimberly-Clark. "He's the right leader to help us leverage the
full potential of technology to accelerate the next phase of our
growth strategy for long-term value creation."
Among his achievements at Toyota, Hicks led the North American
and European development of in-vehicle multimedia, including
hardware, software and cloud to achieve best-in-class user
experience. He also patented breakthroughs in digital solutions,
including an industry-leading big data platform to deliver
predictive analytics and relevant retail services.
"Kimberly-Clark has a clear vision for leveraging technology to
drive growth," said Hicks. "I'm excited to work with the team to
bring together strong capability and next-generation technology
solutions to help the company continue to win today and position us
well for the future."
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and
its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in
more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and
an understanding of people's most essential needs, we create
products that help individuals experience more of what's important
to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex,
Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups,
GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Sweety, Softex, Viva and
WypAll, hold No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in approximately 80
countries. We use sustainable practices that support a
healthy planet, build strong communities, and ensure our business
thrives for decades to come. To keep up with the latest news
and to learn more about the company's 150-year history of
innovation, visit kimberly-clark.com.
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