Jim Loree ’80 will return to Union during common lunch, Wednesday, Feb. 3 to speak on his role as leader of Stanley Black and Decker, one of the world’s largest tool and storage companies.
Loree graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and recently joined Union’s Board of Trustees.
Stanley Black and Decker holds a range of accolades. It is the world’s largest tool and storage company, second largest commercial electronic security company and the world-leading provider of engineering fastening systems, with unique growth platforms in the oil and gas infrastructure industries.
They employ more than 50,000 worldwide and have annual sales over $11 billion. The corporation has 70 brands, including Stanley, DeWALT, Black & Decker, Porter-Cable and Bostitch. As president and chief operating officer, Loree shares executive leadership with the company’s chair, including responsibility for strategy development and execution as well as daily management of all company operations. He has been with the company since 1999.