Milwaukee debuts new sander and polisher
Milwaukee Tool has a new addition to its M12 line of lithium-ion battery-powered tools in the form of a variable speed polisher and sander.
According to Milwaukee’s group product manager, Andrew Plowman, the company conducted research that showed the sander/polisher has the capability to reduce time spent on auto detailing by about 20% by using it for smaller surfaces before using a larger polisher.
The new tool will be sold either as a standalone product, or as part of a pack that includes a battery, charger, and five-piece accessory kit.
American Standard CEO joins LIXIL board
Piscataway, New Jersey-based American Standard Brands President and CEO Jay Gould was appointed to the board of directors of American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Corporation.
Gould joined American Standard Brands in January 2012.
Over the course of the next 18 months, according to the company’s announcement, Gould executed a plan that quadrupled the company’s EBITA, grew sales by 10 percent and improved gross margins by 700 basis points.
Prior to American Standard, Gould was president of the Home and Family Group of Newell Rubbermaid. Preceding Newell Rubbermaid, Gould held senior executive roles at the Campbell Soup Company, the Coca-Cola Company and General Mills.
LIXIL Group Corporation, the largest housing and building materials company in Japan, engages in a broad spectrum of housing businesses, ranging from the manufacture and sales of building materials and housing equipment to the operation of home centers and a network of homebuilding franchises.