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(New Date!) Stanley Black & Decker: A Story of Transformation, Innovation & Corporate Responsibility
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Join us for this engaging session on company transformation, innovation and corporate responsibility!

 Export to Your Calendar 3/26/2020
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:30 AM
Where: Town & County
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: Kendra Pheasant

Online registration is available until: 3/26/2020
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Schedule of Events


Registration & Networking Breakfast: 7:30-8:20 am

Welcome Remarks: 8:20-8:30 am

Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am







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About the Session:


Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, infrastructure solutions and more. Many of the company’s brands and franchises are household names, including Stanley, Black & Decker, DeWALT, Sonitrol, Porter  Cable and Mac Tools. The company employs approximately 60,000 associates worldwide and generates annual revenues of more than $14 billion.

The theme for the 2020 Human Resources Leadership Forum programming is the value of human centered leadership.  In addition to the facilitated panel discussion with Stanley Black & Decker leadership, you will have an opportunity to discuss transformation, innovation and corporate responsibility, as well as ask the panelists (and each other) thought-provoking questions.  

Participants will:
•    Learn the Stanley Black & Decker Story of Transformation, Innovation and Corporate Responsibility
•    Learn how leadership guided this process
•    Learn how you can take this story back to your place of business



Meet the Panelists:

Joseph R. Voelker, CHRO and Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Joseph R. Voelker is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. In this capacity, Voelker reports to the company’s CEO and President, Jim Loree, and oversees human capital strategy and management, as well as environmental health and safety, corporate social responsibility, the corporate brand, corporate communication and facilities management.

With a career that spans more than 30 years, Mr. Voelker’s most recent experience includes overseeing the development and launch of the company’s initiative to become a “Purpose-Driven Performance” organization. This included work to define the company’s purpose, “For those who make the world,” and develop and launch programs in support of the company’s efforts to become a more human-centered diversified industrial company. In addition, he is spearheading Stanley Black & Decker’s launch of the creation of a Talent Factory so the company can more effectively source, retain, train and advance talent across its 60,000-plus employee based located among more than 100 countries around the globe. This effort also includes contemporizing the 176-year company to become more current with the times, from modernizing benefits offerings to making “Workplace by Facebook” available to the company’s global employees to enable greater connectivity and collaboration of associates. He also is skilled in managing labor relations issues, with particular expertise in working productively with unions and employee works councils globally.

Mr. Voelker is also very active in professional and community activities. He is a member of the Global 100 Talent Consortium, The HR Policy Association and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). He serves on the Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors; Executive Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Director’s for the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, where he holds the role of treasurer and secretary, and is a board member of Central Connecticut State University. His previous board experience includes the Executive Committee for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and the Greater Harford Arts Council.

Mr. Voelker began his career at the General Electric Company in Erie, PA, and held numerous positions in GE Transportation, Quartz and Lighting businesses. He graduated cum laude from Gannon University and received the Kinnane Graduate Award from Mercyhurst College where he earned a master’s in Criminal Justice Management. He earned a master’s in Education from Penn State University, and is currently a resident of Burlington, CT.  

Deb Geyer, Corporate Responsibility Officer

Deb has global responsibility for improving the environmental performance of the company's facilities, employee safety, and the sustainability of Stanley Black & Decker's operations, while taking the next step to ensure that their businesses have a broader, positive impact on society.

Deb joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2000 and was appointed as a Vice President in 2011. Her current role involves establishing and executing on the company’s global EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, driving results toward short and long-term targets, maintaining product and EHS compliance, ensuring EHS and Sustainability excellence, and transparency.

Under her leadership, the Company’s operational footprint has validated normalized energy, carbon, water and waste reductions since 2011. Global safety performance has shown year-over-year favorable incident reductions to world class standards. Stanley Black & Decker is on the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and Climate “A” List with CDP.  

Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Deb was with Textron as a member of the global EHS organization overseeing environmental liability management. Deb was also a hydrogeologist with the consulting firm, Hart Crowser.

Deb graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master’s degree from Washington State University and a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo.


Jared W. Lombardo, PMO Leader, Integrated Talent Management


Jared is the PMO Leader for Stanley Black & Decker’s Integrated Talent Management Organization, a position he has held since May of 2019.  In this position, he is responsible for the development and execution of strategic programs across various pillars in order to enable innovative HR and talent practices globally.

Jared joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2014 working in Global Supply Management, holding several roles supporting the Security and Industrial business units.   He most recently held the role of Industrial Leader for the Engineered Fastening business in North America & Europe, where he was responsible for managing all strategic supplier relationships, direct material spend and for delivering year-over-year productivity.  Jared also served as a leader on special projects including being the Integration Lead of purchased goods for the recent IES acquisition & integration.

Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Jared worked in various sourcing, program management, and corporate strategy roles at United Technologies Corporation and Edible Arrangements International.  He is a Graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).


Joe Sims, Vice President Human Resources, Global Tools & Storage


Joe has global HR responsibility for Stanley Black & Decker's commercial regions, business units, and functions, in addition to centralized HR activities, including communications, diversity & inclusion, talent acquisition & development.  


Joe joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2013, and has held various roles with increasing responsibility since then. He was the Vice President, Human Resources for US Sales & Marketing and then was given additional leadership over the Business Units encompassing product management and engineering.


Before joining the company, Joe worked in a variety of human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo including his most recent role as Senior Director, Human Resources for Pepsi Beverage Company’s (PBC) Mid-Atlantic Region. He joined PBC in 1995 and held a number of positions in his 17-year tenure at PepsiCo.


Joe graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After completing his undergraduate work, Joe moved on to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a Master of Arts degree in Labor & Industrial Relations.

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