James E. Preston
Avon Products
1988–1998
Avon Products
1988–1998
Preston re-focused Avon on its core product offerings growing revenues from $3 billion to $5 billion, and more than doubling the number of sales representatives to 2.6 million. Preston produced 10 years of consecutive increases in revenues and earnings. Under his reign, Avon was the first major cosmetics manufacturer to permanently ban animal testing.

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