Joe Cavaliere will join the company as Global Chief Customer Officer, reporting to Burke. Cavaliere has 28 years of experience in Customer Development and brings an outstanding track record of delivering growth, developing strategic customer partnerships that create value across the entire enterprise, and building world-class customer development capabilities. He is currently the head of Customer Development for Unilever in North America and before that was one of the top leaders in Customer Development at Kraft Foods. Cavaliere has led the transformation of Unilever’s customer development capabilities in the U.S. over the last nine years, catapulting Unilever to top 5 placement in the U.S. consumer goods industry as measured by the Kantar Retail Survey. The customer and channel development leaders in the company will report to Cavaliere.
The company will appoint a Global Chief Supply Chain Officer, to be announced in the coming weeks. With nearly 30 years of supply chain experience, the last eight in senior leadership positions at a large industrial products company, this executive brings extensive experience from adjacent industries that will help the company build a common approach to global sourcing, distribution & transportation, customer and consumer service, manufacturing, and planning. This newly created position will report to Burke.
Richard Davies will join the company as Chief Marketing & Insights Officer, reporting to Tarchetti. Originally from New Zealand, Davies most recently headed Unilever’s Global Insights function of more than 700 people in more than 50 countries. He brings over 30 years of marketing, insights and brand strategy experience. Davies’ proven track record of creating brands and bringing innovation to the consumer, combined with his experiences living and working in markets around the world, make him the ideal leader to take Newell Rubbermaid’s marketing and innovation agenda to the next level. The marketing and insights talent, currently in the business segments, will report to Davies.
Chuck Jones, recently appointed Chief Design and Research & Development Officer, will continue as a member of the Newell Executive Leadership team, reporting to Tarchetti. Jones joined Newell Rubbermaid last month, bringing a global reputation for building design and R&D teams that deliver high-impact innovations. He has played key leadership roles in companies including Whirlpool, Masco, Xerox and Herman Miller. The R&D, industrial, graphic and interaction design talent, currently in the business segments, will report to Jones.The Development and Delivery organizations will be supported by strong and lean functional leadership teams in Finance and Information Systems, Human Resources and Legal: