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K-C's nonwovens VP named amid top 100 influential blacks
Mar '14
Robert N. "Bob" Stargel Jr., vice president of global nonwovens for Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been ranked among Savoy Magazine's "2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America," his third time to receive the distinction since his first selection in 2010.
"Bob Stargel is a respected ambassador for the values of Kimberly-Clark," said Elane Stock, group president for Kimberly-Clark Professional, Global Nonwovens and Continuous Improvement. "In the K-C family, we appreciate and admire his commitment to serving our consumers and customers worldwide and his dedication to serving his community."
Savoy's Top 100 features leaders and executives from a broad range of national and international businesses, such as Rosalind G. Brewer, president and CEO of Sams Club for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp.; Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express Corp.; and Don Thompson, president and CEO of McDonald's, among many others. Read more about this year's rankings in the 13th anniversary spring issue or online at
"The 2014 Top 100 issue features the highest caliber of executive leadership in America's corporations," said L.P. Green II, publisher of Savoy Magazine. "Savoy is honored to feature such a powerful collection of inspirational leaders reaching new heights of achievement in business."
As vice president of global nonwovens, Stargel leads functions that include development and supply of materials used in a range of Kimberly-Clark's personal health and hygiene products. His business responsibilities also include six manufacturing sites, a research and engineering team, and teams for planning, finance, operations and other functions.
A native of Cincinnati, Stargel joined Kimberly-Clark as an electrical engineer in 1984. Since then, his increasing responsibilities have included engineering, research, manufacturing and marketing.
In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors across his career, Stargel is active in his global industry and his Atlanta-area community. He serves on the board of governors for the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA).
He also he holds community leadership roles with Georgia Council of Economics Education, the Georgia Ensemble Theater, and is chair-elect to the alumni association for his alma mater, the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a board member of Georgia Tech's college of engineering and the Georgia Tech Foundation.
About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corp. and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. 


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