James M. Loree
JIM LOREE is Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, a leading $14.5 billion global diversified industrial. He leads more than 56,000 employees across 60 countries who make the tools, products and solutions to deliver on the company’s Purpose, For Those Who Make The World. The company operates the world’s largest tools and storage company featuring iconic brands such as DEWALT, STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN; the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company; and is a global industrial leader of highly engineered solutions within its engineered fastening and infrastructure businesses.
Under Jim’s leadership, the company continues to gain recognition for industry leadership in advanced manufacturing, operational excellence, responsible business practices, and as a best workplace for innovators and diversity and equality.
To win in the 2020s, Jim is accelerating an ambitious 2025 growth strategy to deliver sustainable profit and societal good though its innovations and business model approach. To deliver on these goals, the company is focused on three priorities: continue delivering top-quartile performance, become known as one of the world’s leading innovators and elevate its commitment to corporate social responsibility. The 2025 growth ambition also includes a heightened focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, and new leadership and digital skills required for the future.
Jim joined the company, then Stanley Works, as CFO in 1999 when the company generated just over $2 billion in revenue. In that role, he led a massive restructuring of the business and began a re-architecting of the company’s portfolio. Since that time, he was promoted to COO, President and then CEO in 2016, as the company generated significant growth both organically and through acquisitions to stand at more than 7x revenue today. Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Jim held a successful 19-year career with GE, spanning a multitude of assignments and industries.
Jim is a director of Whirlpool Corporation, serves as a trustee of his alma mater, Union College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and is a director of the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fortune’s CEO Initiative, the WSJ CEO Council, and the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. He is also a director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Jim lives with his wife Rebecca in Connecticut and is the proud father to four young women.