GURU BANDEKAR is the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) for Global Tools & Storage and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for Stanley Black & Decker. He is responsible for the development and execution of the manufacturing and distribution strategy, and accountable for customer driven end-to-end supply chain for tools and storage. In his capacity as CPO, he is responsible for procurement of direct material and indirect spend across the enterprise.
Guru joined the company in December 2019 as the Chief Procurement Officer and in August 2021 was named CSCO, Global Tools & Storage. He is also a member of the Global Board of Directors for the U.S.-India Business Council.
Prior to joining the company, Guru held varying roles in engineering, procurement, finance and product management. He has held increasing roles of responsibility and has extensive experience in product development, procurement, manufacturing, and finance, most recently at Oshkosh Corporation and prior to that at Boston Scientific.
Guru earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from B.A. Technological University in India, a master’s degree in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo and holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota.