NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today announced that Irving Tan, Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations for Cisco Systems, Inc., has been elected to its Board of Directors.
"Irving is an exceptional executive with an outstanding background in leadership, sales, operations and innovation on a global scale," said Stanley Black & Decker Chairman George W. Buckley. "I look forward to the addition of Irving's perspective on our Board, particularly as the company continues to navigate the challenging geopolitical environment and accelerate its growth and productivity initiatives through technology and innovation."
Tan has served in leadership roles in Cisco Systems, Inc., for more than a decade, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations where he is responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco's operating strategy and leading the company's transformation into an end-to-end digital company. Prior to that role, he was the leader of Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan and was also a principal at A.T. Kearney, focusing on IT and communications integration in mergers and acquisitions. He also led Hewlett-Packard's Communications and Media Solutions Group in Asia Pacific and Japan, and has served as an advisor to governments, industry partners, and directors from various boards on how to use technology to motivate and transform their organizations.
Tan earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
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