Energizer Announces Retirement of CEO Pat Mulcahy
Energizer Holdings Inc. (St. Louis, MO) announced that Pat Mulcahy will retire as Chief Executive Officer of the company immediately following the company's 2005 annual meeting of shareholders, to be held January 25, 2005. Upon Mulcahy's retirement, the board of directors has selected Chief Operating Officer Ward Klein to succeed Mulcahy as Chief Executive Officer, and has also nominated him for election to the board of directors at the annual meeting. Mulcahy will remain as a member of the board of directors, and upon his retirement will become Vice Chairman.
"It has been both an honor and a pleasure to lead Energizer," said Mulcahy. "What I am most proud of is assembling an outstanding leadership group, further strengthened by the addition of the Schick-Wilkinson Sword management team. These seasoned, highly successful executives, together with our proven team of officers and senior managers, will keep this company going and growing well into the future."