Newell Rubbermaid Appoints Stipancich CFO

Newell Rubbermaid announced that John Stipancich has been appointed evp and CFO. Stipancich will be responsible for external reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, risk management, information technology and investor relations. He will continue to report to president and CEO Michael Polk.

“John is an accomplished executive with broad financial and global operational expertise. He has a strong track record of performance and true passion for our company which will be invaluable to me as we continue to transform Newell Rubbermaid into a larger, faster growing, more profitable and more global company,” said Polk.

Stipancich joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2004. He most recently served as evp/general counsel and corporate secretary and executive leader of the company’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. According to the company, as executive leader of the company’s EMEA operations, Stipancich guided the successful transformation of the company’s business in the region, more than doubling its profitability and positioning the portfolio for future growth. Since August 2014, Stipancich has served as interim CFO.