DEERFIELD, Ill. - MasterBrand and Norcraft Cabinets parent Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS) named Tracey Belcourt senior vice president of global growth and development. The move signals the company is in expansion mode.

Belcourt, whose background includes navigating the spinoff of Kraft Foods grocery business for Mondelez, will help identify, assess and execute opportunities to grow the business around the world in current segments, adjacent areas, and look at new segments and new geographies. She will also lead strategic planning and insights.

"Tracey is a collaborative, results-oriented leader who is motivated by purpose and the ability to have a real impact on the business," said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands, who said Belcourt will accelerate our global growth strategy and enhance our ability to complete value-creating mergers and acquisitions."

Belcourt brings more than 17 years of experience in global strategy, mergers and acquisitions and business development. She comes to Fortune Brands from Mondelez International, Inc. where she spent four years as the executive vice president of strategy focused on development and execution of the company's global growth strategies.

Prior to that she spent 13 years consulting at Bain & Company where she had an opportunity to work with global clients in the industrial products, airline and consumer products categories with a focus on strategic performance and growth. She began her career in academia at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, then at the University of Bonn in Germany. Belcourt holds both a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a B.S. in economics and mathematics from the University of Alberta.



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