ROBERT BLACKBURN is Senior Vice President of Global Operations, accountable for Stanley Black & Decker’s end-to-end supply chain: from customer delivery and manufacturing through distribution and sourcing. Robert is providing leadership and oversight to deliver the full global operational results for Global Tools & Storage, STANLEY Industrial businesses and STANLEY Security.
Since joining the company in 2019, he and his teams have transformed all aspects of Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Operations. Prior to joining, he held several executive officer level positions, most recently as CEO of Hofmann, a €1+ billion distribution and manufacturing company, and President at BASF SE, a $70 billion integrated chemical company.
Robert currently holds board positions at high-tech and diversified industrial companies. He has a master’s degree in Management of Systems from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Universities of Heidelberg and Maryland.