Robert B. Coutts

Retired Executive Vice President, Electronic Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation

The consummate expert in global manufacturing operations/supply chain management, Robert joined Stanley Black & Decker’s Board of Directors in 2007.
Portrait of Robert B. Coutts

Robert B. Coutts, retired Executive Vice President of Electronic Systems for Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been a director of the company since July 2007.

Mr. Coutts served as an Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corporation from 1999 through 2008, first as Executive Vice President, Systems Integration from 1999 to 2003, and then as Executive Vice President, Electronic Systems from 2003 to 2008. While at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Coutts also served as Chairman of Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to his tenure with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Coutts held senior management positions over a 20-year period with the General Electric Company. In addition, he is a director of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., and of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. Within the past five years, Mr. Coutts has served on the board of Pall Corporation.

Mr. Coutts is 72 years old and is a member of the Compensation and Talent Development Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Coutts’ long experience in senior management of Lockheed Martin and General Electric Company has led him to develop expertise in manufacturing, program management, supply chain management, technology and government contracting that is of value to the Board as the company continues to improve its global manufacturing operations and sourcing. He also has cyber technology experience through many of the contracts he managed for and with the United States government, which makes him a valuable resource for the Board and management.