Ronald J. Gidwitz

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"Ronald J. Gidwitz is a co-founder of GCG Partners, assuming an active role as a partner in September 1998. He shares responsibility for overall management of the partnership.

"Prior to becoming active in GCG Partners, Mr. Gidwitz was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Unilever HPC Helene Curtis Business Unit from 1996 to 1998. Previously, Mr. Gidwitz served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Helene Curtis, a Fortune 500 consumer products company. He had served as President since 1979 and assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer in July 1985. Before being appointed President, Mr. Gidwitz held a number of positions within the company, with responsibilities ranging from sales to manufacturing. Prior to joining Helene Curtis in 1968, Mr. Gidwitz was Assistant to the Vice President at Walter E. Heller & Co., a former national financial services company headquartered in Chicago." [1]

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  1. Ronald J. Gidwitz,, accessed July 25, 2011.
  2. Trustees, Council for Aid to Education, accessed July 25, 2011.
  3. KapStone Paper and Packaging Board, organizational web page, accessed January 28, 2013.