David P. Hatfield
President & CEO, Energizer Personal Care
David has always been drawn to challenges.. As a kid he loved sports and how they challenged him to perform as an individual while also contributing to the success of the team. We at Energizer Holdings share this challenger mindset and it is one of the things that differentiates us as a company. Here, colleagues are always looking for new insights, new opportunities, new ways to challenge the status quo – both inside and outside the organization. It’s just part of who we are. And for this reason, and many others, we could have no better leader than David.
A career Energizer executive.
Like many on our executive committee, David has built his career at Energizer. He has been President and CEO of Schick-Wilkinson Sword and Energizer Personal Care since April of 2007. Before that David served in a variety of marketing roles in the Household side, including Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2004 to 2007, Vice President, North America and Global Marketing from 1999 to 2004 and Vice President of Marketing, Europe from 1997 to 1999. Before 1997 David held several notable roles including Director of Marketing, U.S., Director of Marketing, Latin America, and Advertising Manager during the launch of the Energizer Bunny® soon after he joined the company in 1988.
A foundation of trust.
The challenger mindset here is founded on trust – pure and simple. Working together and relying on one another makes it possible to take chances, try new things, explore new ideas and not worry about making mistakes. We know how to learn from them, after all.[PAGEBREAK]
This is why David is quick to emphasize the importance of trust and mutual respect among all Energizer Holdings colleagues. It is what has allowed the business to challenge category norms while still maintaining a collaborative and productive culture.
To learn more about David, please explore his video. You’ll see how his challenger mindset and emphasis on respect has helped make Energizer Holdings a trusted name the world over.