ATLANTA — In addition to an extensive structural makeover, dubbed the "Growth Game Plan", Newell Rubbermaid president and CEO Mike Polk announced a new leadership team that includes outside appointments to several executive positions.
Among these new appointments is Joe Cavaliere, former SVP customer development for Unilever, who will serve as chief customer officer at Newell Rubbermaid. In this new role, Cavaliere will help globalize the company's customer development organization, and expand customer partnerships and collaborations around the world. Among his 29 years of experience, Cavaliere helped catapult Unilever to a top 5 ranking in the consumer good industry during his nine-year career at the company.
Richard Davies — also formerly of Unilever, as head of global insights — will join Newell Rubbermaid as chief marketing & insights officer