New York, New York, United States
Job TitleVice President, Global Package Development
John Delfausse is Vice President, Global Package Development for Aveda, Clinique and Origins, as well as Chief Environmental Officer for Estee Lauder Corporate Packaging. In this role he is responsible for implementing the company’s commitment to the environment by making environmentally conscious product packaging decisions, while developing a supplier base to partner with Estee Lauder in this mission. John has driven Estee Lauder packaging to new levels of environmental leadership -- encouraging design for recycling, increasing the use of recyclable materials, and renewable energy, while using the highest levels of post consumer recycled material possible.
At Aveda, Mr. Delfausse has been instrumental in the conceptualization and development of many product packaging launches, including the innovative Uruku refillable lipstick made with 90% PCR resins with aluminum accents containing up to 65% PCR content. Under his leadership, Aveda won the HBA 2003 International Package Design Award for Uruku Lipstick, and the CPC Editor’s Choice Award for the Aveda Brilliant line. Aveda was honored with both the Ameristar Award and 3M Integrity Award for the 2006 Earth Month Candle packaging. John was honored in 2008 as one of Packaging Strategies' Most Influentials in Packaging.
Mr. Delfausse’s career spans more than 35 years in the cosmetics industry. John joined the Estee Lauder Companies in 1993 as Vice President Package Development at the Estee Lauder Brand. Prior to joining the Estee Lauder Companies, he served as Director Package Development for The Andrew Jergens Co. from 1991 to 1993. John joined Elizabeth Arden in 1979 as Director of Materials Management, and was promoted in 1983 to Director of Production Planning and Factory Coordination, European Operations, based in London, England. John also has prior experience in package development with Avon Products and with Coty in manufacturing.
Mr. Delfausse is a founding member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and is a member of its executive committee. He serves on the Cosmetic and Personal Care Editorial Advisory Board and the editorial board of Beauty Packaging magazine. John is also a member of the IOPP Packaging Executive Council and the Packaging World Sustainable Advisory Board.
Mr. Delfausse, who is married with four children and eight grandchildren, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College. He also attended the Naval Officers Candidate School and served in the United States Navy. He currently lives in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania with his wife.