Estee Lauder to Go Public: The New York-based maker of cosmetics and perfumes said it plans to offer $335 million worth of common shares to the public. It also announced that Fred Langhammer, 51, has been elected president and chief operating officer of the company, effective immediately. Estee Lauder Cos. said it filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the sale of its Class A common stock held by existing stockholders. The company, founded in 1946 by Estee and Joseph Lauder, is a leading maker of skin care, makeup and fragrance products. Its brands include Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives and Origins.