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 the Global Supply Management (sourcing and procurement) team. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker he held several executive officer level positions and holds board positions at high-tech and diversified industrial companies. He most recently served as the CEO of Hoffmann, a $1.4 billion euro distribution and manufacturing company, and was President at BASF SE, a $70 billion industrial chemical company.
Robert 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.