Masco Corporation Names Charles L. Jones Chief Design Officer
TAYLOR, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), today named Charles L. Jones Chief Design Officer, effective May 3. An internationally recognized leader in the field of design and innovation, Mr. Jones will be responsible for the global leadership of design strategies across Masco’s business units.
“Chuck has a proven history of combining design and innovation to reach customers,” said Donald DeMarie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “He has the experience and expertise to lead Masco’s design teams around the world in delivering unique brand experiences that we believe will resonate with customers and drive market share. With the creation of this role, we are further reinforcing the importance of design as a competitive differentiator.”
Prior to joining Masco, Mr. Jones was vice president of Global Consumer Design and User Experience at Whirlpool Corporation. At Whirlpool he led a global cross functional staff and has been credited for turning Whirlpool into a global design leader.
Mr. Jones joined Whirlpool Corporation in 1996 from Xerox Corporation where he led the global industrial design and human interface department with locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Also during his tenure at Xerox, Mr. Jones held assignments in the Xerox Business Strategy Office, Xerox PARC and Fuji Xerox.
During his career, Mr. Jones has received over 30 international awards for product design excellence and has been awarded more than 20 patents.
Mr. Jones attended Purdue University and graduated Magna cum Laude with degrees in Industrial Design and Human Factors Engineering and was recognized as Alumnus of the Year by Purdue in 2008. Also, Mr. Jones serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Purdue University and is a member of the College for Creative Studies Graduate Design Advisory Board.
He is an active member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Design Management Institute, the Corporate Design Foundation and the Interaction Design Society.
Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including BehrÃ‚® paint, DeltaÃ‚® and HansgroheÃ‚® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid, Merillat and Quality cabinets, MilgardÃ‚® windows and doors and Verve(TM) lighting systems. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit www.masco.com.
SOURCE Masco Corporation