January 2019

Mary Kay promotes two to executive VP appointments

Mary Kay Inc. has appointed Chaun Harper as Senior VP – Chief Manufacturing Officer. Harper is responsible for global manufacturing operations, global inventory control, supply planning, transportation and global quality. He joined Mary Kay Inc. in 2014 as Director of Production Operations. Prior, Harper worked for L’Oréal where he held several positions within both the operations and quality functions.

Harper earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis.

Dr. Lucy Gildea has been named Senior VP – Chief Scientific Officer and will continue to lead Mary Kay Inc.’s R&D operations as she has since 2017. Prior to Mary Kay, Gildea spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble, working in health care, oral care, beauty technology and beauty/skin development.

Dr. Gildea earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Cincinnati.

In their new roles, Harper and Gildea will join the global cosmetics company’s executive team.