Fortune Brands Home & Security Names Merger Strategist

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/07/2013 4:09PM


Chuck Elias, Fortune Brands Home & Security, MasterBrand CabinetsChuck Elias, FBHS DEERFIELD, IL - Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), parent of MasterBrand Cabinet and Simonton Doors, among other businesses, named Chuck Elias Senior VP, strategy and corporate development.

Elias will work lead the Fortune Brands Home & Security's corporate development activities, including mergers andacquisitions, and the annual strategic planning process. Elias reports to CEO Chris Klein and is a member of the FBHS Executive Committee.

Prior to joining FBHS, Elias was senior VP retail operations at Supervalu, the $35 billion grocery chain 4,400 stores, overseeing  strategic planning and business transformation, with responsibility for company and business unit strategy and execution of strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Supervalu, Elias was a managing director at Ridgeview Capital, a private equity firm, and at The Home Depot, was president/VP operations — Asia, operations vice president — Northern California and VP, eBusiness.


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