Gould Named American Standard President/CEO
Jay D. Gould has been appointed president and chief executive officer of American Standard Brands. The North American manufacturer of branded bath and kitchen products serves both the residential and commercial markets, including the new construction and remodeling markets.
“We are excited to have Jay take the helm of American Standard,” said Tom 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.”
Before 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.
Gould succeeds Don 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.
Source: American Standard