Jay D. Gould has been appointed president and chief executive officer of American Standard Brands
D. Gouldhas been appointed president and chief executive officer ofAmerican Standard Brands. The North
American manufacturer of branded bath and kitchen products serves both the
residential and commercial markets, including the new construction and
“We are excited to have Jay take the
helm of American Standard,” saidTom Taylor, chairman of the
board of directors. “He brings tremendous experience in enhancing companies’
leading market positions and creating value by leading with a focus on growth,
innovation and brand development.”
joining American Standard, Gould was president of the Home & Family Group
of Newell Rubbermaid. Taking an innovative, consumer-driven approach to
building demand, he significantly increased revenues for the company’s Levolor,
Calphalon, Rubbermaid and Graco brands throughout the
economic downturn. Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Gould held senior executive
roles at The Campbell Soup Co., The Coca-Cola Co.
and General Mills Inc.
succeedsDon Devine, who led the successful turnaround of American
Standard Brands and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Under his
leadership, the Company completed
the strategic mergers of American Standard, Crane Plumbing, Eljer Plumbing,
Safety Tubs and Decorative Panels International.