Kimberly-Clark tapped former 3M executive Tamera Fenske to be the CPG’s chief supply chain officer effective Sept. 19, according to a press release.
In her new executive role, Fenske will help manage global procurement, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, safety, and sustainability. She will also have responsibilities within the company’s global nonwoven division.
Fenske previously served as senior vice president of manufacturing and supply for 3M, managing the industrial conglomerate’s end-to-end supply chain. She was with 3M for 22 years holding roles in manufacturing, supply chain, operations and plant management. Outside of 3M, she also has worked with Marathon Ashland Petroleum and Dow Chemical Company.
"I'm looking forward to her leadership as we continue to maximize the full potential of our global manufacturing footprint to drive our growth strategy for long-term value creation,” Chairman and CEO Mike Hsu said in a statement.
The company, which owns brands including Huggies and Kleenex, has worked to overcome supply disruptions and inflationary pressures that have impacted earnings by $3 billion in the past two years. CFO Nelson Urdaneta said at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference earlier this month that the CPG has invested in its logistics and fulfillment network to increase service levels.