Stanley Black & Decker names new corporate executive officer

The board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker has announced that Rhonda Gass, chief information officer, has been named an executive officer of the corporation.

Gass joined Stanley Black & Decker as CIO in September. She most recently served as VP IT strategy, technology and governance for Dell Corp.

"We are pleased to welcome Rhonda to our executive officer ranks, and are looking forward to the contributions that she will make as she leads the team to drive breakthrough advancements aimed at delivering innovative technologies for our customers, consumers and employees," said John Lundgren, president and CEO. "Rhonda’s proven experience, leadership qualities and passion for excellence, combined with her technological expertise, will serve the organization well into the future.” 

Her experience includes creating and implementing an Enterprise Architecture strategy, overseeing a Project Management Office, executing due diligence and integration activities for acquisitions, as well as leading the IT systems and structure for world-class supply chain operations. 

As chief information officer, Gass will be responsible for all aspects of the company's information technology activities, including IT strategy, the Stanley Fulfillment System’s (SFS) Common Platforms initiative, Web and e-commerce development, technology infrastructure and operations. 

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