Former Genentech executive named P&G board member
CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.
"[Desmond-Hellmann’s] breadth of experience in the healthcare industry and leadership within the academic community makes her a strong addition to our board," stated Robert McDonald, P&G chairman, president and CEO. "Her track record is outstanding, and her insights and perspectives will be invaluable." UCSF is dedicated to advancing health worldwide through innovative biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care, P&G noted.
Prior to being named chancellor of UCSF, Desmond-Hellmann served as president of product development at Genentech, a position she held from March 2004 through April 30, 2009. In this role, she was responsible for Genentech’s preclinical and clinical development, process research and development, business development and product portfolio management. During her 14 years at Genentech, several of the company’s patient therapeutics were approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and the company became the nation’s No. 1 producer of anti-cancer drug treatments.
For her outstanding contributions in the healthcare industry, Desmond-Hellmann has received numerous recognitions. In October 2010, she was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. In November 2009, Forbes magazine named her as one of the world’s seven most "powerful innovators," calling her "a hero to legions of cancer patients." Other recognitions include being named to Fortune magazine’s "Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business" list in 2001 and from 2003 to 2008.
L’Oréal USA expands SalonCentric division
NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA is extending its coverage of American hair salons by acquiring the professional distribution business of Peel’s Salon Services, a Nebraska-based company.
L’Oréal USA acquired Peel’s Salon Services through its SalonCentric division. Through the acquisition, the SalonCentric division is extending its distribution territory, now covering the vast majority of the United States.
Peel’s Salon Services, which has net sales of roughly $100 million, supplies hair salons in 12 states across the mid United States with a network of representatives and outlets for professionals.
Philips Norelco highlights SensoTouch 3D shaver with ‘TRON: Legacy’ promotion
STAMFORD, Conn. — In line with its newest line of electric shavers, Philips Norelco is collaborating with Disney to offer fans an exclusive look at the film "TRON: Legacy" before its theatrical release.
Philips Norelco’s 3DShave.com/TRON site highlights the recent launch of the SensoTouch 3D shaver, which promises the closest shave yet, and also gives site visitors the opportunity to play games and enter to win advance screenings of the film and other sweepstakes, including a chance to win $10,000 for a 3-D home theater upgrade.
Advance screenings of "TRON: Legacy" began Monday and will continue Wednesday in the following cities: Atlanta; Bentonville/Rogers, Ark.; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Fla.; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis/Apple Valley, Minn.; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix/Tempe, Ariz.; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.
"We’re excited to work with Disney to offer fans an incredible first look at ‘TRON: Legacy’ in 3-D," said Jacopo D’Alessandris, VP marketing at Philips Norelco, North America. "With the introduction of the Norelco SensoTouch 3D, we’ve created our most technologically advanced electric shaver, and through our promotion, we are inviting people to see how ‘The Game Has Changed’ as the ultimate 3-D shaving experience meets the ultimate 3-D movie experience. It’s the perfect collaboration."