Michael Polk is transforming Newell Rubbermaid into a bigger, faster growing, more global and more profitable company. A global marketer, innovator and leader with a proven record of growing brands, driving change and delivering superior financial performance, he has been President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2011 and a member of our Board of Directors since 2009.
Previously, Mike was President of Global Foods, Home and Personal Care at Unilever, where he was responsible for the development, innovation and marketing of Unilever's entire $64 billion portfolio of categories and brands. During eight years at Unilever, he is credited with transforming the company’s business in the Americas and, in his latest role, sharpening Unilever’s portfolio strategy and creating a more competitive, faster-growing, innovation-driven organization. He was a member of the Unilever Executive Board from 2007-2011.
Newell Rubbermaid is an American worldwide marketer of consumer and commercial products with a portfolio of well-known brands including Rubbermaid food storage, home organization and refuse container products; Sharpie markers; Paper Mate, Parker and Waterman pens; Aprica and Graco children's products; Calphalon cookware and kitchen electrics; Irwin, Lenox and hilmor professional tools; Levolor window décor; and Goody hair care accessories.