Posted July 12, 2022

Stanley Black & Decker Tools & Storage president to leave company

Stanley Black & Decker announced that Jaime Ramirez, executive vice president and president, Tools & Storage, will be stepping down from his role to pursue opportunities outside of the company, effective July 22.

Robert Raff, a 20-year Stanley Black & Decker veteran and currently Head of Stanley Outdoor Integration, will be appointed acting executive vice president and president, Tools. He will work closely with Donald Allan, president and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, to help drive execution of the company's strategy focused on the growth of its core businesses.

"Stanley Black & Decker maintains a strong bench of leaders and we are fortunate that Robert will step in to lead Tools as we continue to drive our business forward," said Allan. "Robert is a long-time veteran executive of the Company who has served in various roles, including leading our Security business transformation and 14 years as a leader in Tools. He knows the business, the team and our customers well, and we are confident in his ability to drive progress in executing our strategy of focusing on our core businesses, including enhanced investments in Tools, to continue to grow our leading franchises."

Allan added, "Jaime has had a distinguished career with Stanley Black & Decker for more than 30 years. We wish Jaime the best and are grateful for his many contributions throughout his tenure."

The company has retained Heidrick & Struggles to conduct an internal and external search for a permanent successor to Ramirez.