Aru Bala

Innovation Business

Aru Bala leads the Digital Innovation business of Elu at Stanley Black & Decker, including Elu’s innovation strategy that focuses on the company’s future. With more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including Industrial, Security, Oil & Gas and Healthcare, he specializes in exponential innovation, rapid commercialization and emerging technologies.

As part of the Elu business, Aru works on acquisitions, startups, venture capital funding and partnership creation for accelerated digital innovation. In today’s constantly evolving digital world, his execution plans focus on Cyber Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security Disruption platforms.

Prior to his seven years working in Security Solutions at Stanley Black & Decker, Aru worked internationally in Singapore, the United Kingdom and India for Tyco International and United Technologies. Aru holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Birmingham, U.K., an MBA in Operations Management from IGNO University, India and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.  He is also a member in the US-ASEAN Business Council.