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Former Target OTC exec takes talents to Hyland

LOS ANGELES — Les Hamilton, who most recently managed the Target account for all over-the-counter products for The Emerson Group, has been named VP Sales at Hyland, another OTC manucturer.  In his new role, Hamilton will be responsible for guiding the company’s sales organization and developing and implementing sales strategy.

“I have known Les for many years and I am confident that he brings to Hyland’s the right mix of experience, accomplishment and culture that aligns perfectly with our core values,” Hyland's president Dale Nepsa said. “Les will be working closely with our outstanding sales teams in both natural foods and food, drug and mass merchandisers. He will be a valued member of our senior management team, providing a comprehensive sales perspective to the operations of our company.”

Hamilton’s prior experience includes almost 10 years at Target, where he held different positions, including category manager for numerous pharmacy categories and all OTC private-label items.

Hamilton graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in both marketing and management.