NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker announced Tuesday that Jaime Ramirez, executive vice president and president, Tools & Storage, will be stepping down from his role to pursue opportunities outside of the company effective July 22.
Robert Raff, a 20-year Stanley Black & Decker veteran and currently head of Stanley Outdoor Integration, will be appointed acting executive vice president and president, Tools. Raff will work closely with Donald Allan, president and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, to help drive execution of the company's strategy, focused on the growth of its core businesses.
"Stanley Black & Decker maintains a strong bench of leaders and we are fortunate that Robert will step in to lead Tools as we continue to drive our business forward," Allan said. "Robert is a long-time veteran executive of the company who has served in various roles, including leading our security business transformation and 14 years as a leader in Tools. He knows the business, the team and our customers well, and we are confident in his ability to drive progress in executing our strategy of focusing on our core businesses, including enhanced investments in Tools, to continue to grow our leading franchises.
"Jaime has had a distinguished career with Stanley Black & Decker for more than 30 years. We wish Jaime the best and are grateful for his many contributions throughout his tenure."
Raff currently serves as head of Stanley Outdoor Integration, a role he has held since Aug. 2021. Over the past 20 years, Raff has served in various leadership roles across Stanley Black & Decker including president, Stanley Security; president, Convergent Security Solutions; president, North America Commercial Global Tools & Storage; president, Hardware, and other roles.
The company has retained Heidrick & Struggles to conduct an internal and external search for a permanent successor to Ramirez.