Doug Martin, appointed Chief Financial Officer of Newell Rubbermaid last month, will coordinate all of the company’s cost and cash initiatives to unlock the trapped capacity for growth. Martin, who has 25 years of experience at Newell Rubbermaid in virtually every aspect of corporate and operating finance, will continue to report to Polk. Martin will add responsibility for Information Technology with this reorganization.Gordon Steele, Chief Information Officer, will report to Martin and will continue to be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Steele joined Newell Rubbermaid from Nike in 2005 and has led the development of the company’s information technology strategy and the deployment of SAP across North America and EMEA. With over 80 percent of the company’s revenue now utilizing a common SAP platform, Steele will work with Martin to leverage this new cost visibility to drive out unproductive complexity and costs. All of the company’s IT talent will report to Steele.
Mark Tarchetti Will Join Newell Rubbermaid As Chief Development Officer Responsible For Building Big Brand Ideas, High-impact Disruptive Innovation And A True Point Of Difference Through Superior Design And Product Experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
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