Human Resources Executive Carolyn Whiteman to Join Alcon

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Alcon is pleased to announce the placement of Carolyn Whiteman as their new head of Human Resources, Global Manufacturing, Technical Operations & Quality, Vision Care.  In this role, Carolyn will identify, ensure alignment on, and implement HR strategies and people processes that address both the strategic and operational needs of the business.

Most recently, Carolyn was the Human Resources Manager at Shell Oil Company where she supported the Research and Development Group, Safety, Technology IT, and (4) catalyst manufacturing plants. Carolyn has held this role along with many other Senior Human Resources leadership roles with Shell Oil Company and Ingersoll Rand over the years. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from University of Illinois and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Texas of Austin.

This successful executive search assignment was conducted by Nathanial Schiffer, Vice President and Managing Partner and Jeff Wilbanks, TCG Recruiting Director. “It has been our unique honor and privilege to work with such an amazing Client and group of Candidates.  We are very pleased for both Alcon and Carolyn and we deeply appreciate their most positive feedback on their search experience,†reports Schiffer.  “For us at TCG, it is never enough just to fill an exciting opportunity with an outstanding candidate.  It is equally about providing every candidate and client with an exceptional search experience.â€

About the Company

Alcon, a $6 billion division of Novartis AG, is the global leader in eye care, offering the widest spectrum of eye care products in Surgical and Vision Care across 180 countries, through commercial operations in 75 countries. The company employs 18,500 associates. Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medical devices, serving the full life cycle of eye care needs of patients around the globe, offering the broadest spectrum of surgical and vision care products to treat a wide variety of eye diseases and conditions. Alcon is the global leader in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery, as well as glaucoma treatments including those provided by its sister division the Novartis Ophthalmology Division. Alcon’s Vision Care franchise is an industry leading business in contact lenses with DAILIES, Air Optix and FreshLook brands and in contact lens care solutions with Opti-free, Clear Care and AOSept brands. To address unmet eye care needs, Alcon continues to set new standards in eye care through its commitment to developing new and innovative products and technologies. Alcon treatments and/or medical devices touched the lives of 260 million patients globally in 2017: $1 billion a year invested in R&D for Alcon and Novartis combined.

About The Christopher Group

Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. Our Mission simply put: “To be the Best HR Search Firm in the World!â€Â Â  To this end, we have created a highly specialized boutique firm, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, which utilizes proprietary, scientific, and industry leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, we fill 92% of all searches in our first 2 Slates of candidates!

Equally impressive is our exceptional client and candidate experience ensured through our exclusive and unique Candidate/Client Concierge Service.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG candidate and client will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, and stress eliminating support services to ensure the very best search experience you have ever had.

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