ARU BALA is the President of Stanley Black & Decker’s Security Europe division. In this role, Aru is responsible for the Strategy, Profit & Loss responsibility for STANLEY Security throughout the continent.
Aru currently holds responsibility for 5000 employees spread over 14 countries. Under his leadership, the Security businesses in the region have been positioned as high growth businesses with market leadership positions through organic and inorganic growth strategies.
Aru has more than 28 years of rounded experience in General Management, P&L Management, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Service Business Management and growing businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets. He has worked in countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US. He has also worked in a variety of industries including Industrial, Security, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and IOT. He is uniquely qualified to transform Industrial Companies into the Digital Space.
Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Aru worked for Tyco International and United Technologies.
Aru holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Birmingham, U.K., 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.