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James E. Preston

Avon Products

1988 - 1998

Personal Care & Home Products

1980 b. 1933
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateNorthwestern University
Personal
Born-Died1933
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
Era - 1980

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.