Kimberly-Clark Names Thomas J. Mielke Senior Vice President Of Law, Government Affairs And Chief Compliance Officer
DALLAS.—Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced the election of Thomas J. Mielke, formerly vice president and chief counsel for the company’s North Atlantic consumer businesses, as senior vice president of law, government affairs and Chief Compliance Officer. He will report to Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk.
Mielke succeeds Ronald D. Mc Cray, who recently resigned to join Nike, Inc., as vice president and Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to its President and CEO.
“Tom is an exceptional leader with a thorough understanding of our global businesses,” Falk said. “He is a passionate advocate for Kimberly-Clark and our well-known and trusted brands. I look forward to working with him and other members of my senior leadership team, as we continue to successfully execute key growth initiatives under our Global Business Plan.”
Mielke, who joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988, has extensive U.S. and international patent, trademark and general litigation experience. Before coming to Kimberly-Clark, he was a patent attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Spensley, Horn, Jubas and Lubitz and with Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Mich.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and business from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in 1980. He graduated cum laude with a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983.
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