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Gould Named President and CEO of American Standard

The Board of Directors of American Standard Brands recently announced the appointment of Jay D. Gould as president and CEO of the company.

“We are excited to have Jay take the helm of American Standard,” said Tom Taylor, chairman of the Board of Directors. “He brings tremendous experience in enhancing companies’ leading market positions and creating value by leading with a focus on growth, innovation and brand development.”

Before joining American Standard, Gould was president of the Home & Family Group of Newell Rubbermaid. He significantly increased revenues for the company’s Levolor, Calphalon, Rubbermaid and Graco brands throughout the economic downturn. Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Gould held senior executive roles at The Campbell Soup Co., The Coca-Cola Co., and General Mills Inc., where he helped drive the growth of brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm and Minute Maid.

Gould succeeds Don Devine, who led the successful turnaround of American Standard Brands and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Under his leadership, the company completed the strategic mergers of American Standard, Crane Plumbing, Eljer Plumbing, Safety Tubs and Decorative Panels International. The turnaround effort reportedly resulted in sustained profitability and a new capital structure for the company.

For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.

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