Leading the Way to Continued Success

Our executive team is committed to operating at the highest standards. The team combines vast experience with deep industry knowledge to help lead our brands to continued success.

Experienced Advisors of Fortune Brands
From left to right: Michael Bauer, David Lingafelter,
Sheri Grissom, E. Lee. Wyatt, Christopher Klein,
David Randich, Brett Finley, Robert Biggart, Nicholas Fink
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Christopher Klein

Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Chris is the chief executive officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. 
 
Chris has served as CEO of Fortune Brands Home & Security since January 2010. He led the Company through its spin-off from Fortune Brands, Inc. (our former parent company) to become an independently traded company in October 2011. During his leadership, Fortune Brands Home & Security has built a record of market outperformance and strong growth. 
 
Chris began serving as president and chief operating officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security in April 2009, when it was a business segment of the former parent company. He took the initiative to reduce the segment’s manufacturing footprint to drive higher margins, while maintaining the ability to ramp up production. He prepared the segment to be a solid, stand-alone company.
 
Chris joined Fortune Brands, Inc. in April 2003. He began in the position of senior vice president – strategy and corporate development. In this role, Chris managed all mergers and acquisitions activity, corporate strategy development, capital allocation and human resources. During this period, Chris worked with the CEO and the Fortune Brands, Inc. Board to refine the company’s strategy. He helped reshape the company by leading 18 acquisitions and divestitures within the organization’s golf, spirits and home & security divisions, totaling over $10 billion. 
 
Prior to joining Fortune Brands, Inc., Chris held key strategy and operating positions at Bank One Corporation. Before that, he spent eight years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Chris spent his early career in commercial banking, at both ABN AMRO and First Chicago.
 
Chris graduated from the University of Iowa’s business school (BBA) and earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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E. Lee Wyatt Jr.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Lee is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.  
 
He joined the Company in June 2011 and used his experience to help prepare the business for its spin-off from Fortune Brands, Inc. During his time as CFO, Lee has helped build sound financial policies and procedures, and has put in place a strong capital structure. Lee helped create a compelling investor message to communicate the Company’s growth potential to the investor community.
 
Prior to joining the Company, Lee served as chief financial officer of Hanesbrands. Before that, he held the positions of vice president of Sara Lee and chief financial officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. He has also served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Sonic Automotive, Inc., and vice president of administration and chief financial officer of Sealy Corporation.  
 
Lee graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a BS in accounting. He has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
 

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Mike Bauer

President, The Master Lock Company
Mike is president of The Master Lock Company, Fortune Brands’ Security segment, which also includes SentrySafe and American Lock. 
 
Mike became president in December 2014. He is focused on leveraging the Security segment’s strong brands and global supply chain and growing the business internationally. 
 
Prior to joining Master Lock, Mike had been with Moen for more than 17 years in a variety of positions of growing responsibility, most recently serving as president of Moen’s U.S. businesses. While at Moen, Mike led the development and implementation of Moen’s e-commerce strategy, as well as the restructuring of Moen’s U.S. businesses, resulting in three channel-focused business units.  
 
Mike’s other roles within Moen included vice president and general manager of U.S. retail, senior director of marketing for U.S. wholesale, senior director of marketing & product development for Moen’s accessory business unit, director of finance and operations for accessories and corporate controller.  Before coming to Moen, Mike worked at Nook Industries, Avery Dennison Corporation and Coopers and Lybrand. 
 
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

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Robert Biggart

Senior Vice President - General Counsel & Secretary, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Bob is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
 
Bob joined the Company in December 2013 and has instilled a business lawyer philosophy into Fortune Brands’ legal department, encouraging the legal team to fully understand the businesses they support and the need for taking calculated risk.
 
Prior to joining the Company, Bob served as senior vice president – general counsel of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, a business division of PepsiCo with over $20 billion in sales. He spent 29 years at PepsiCo where he held senior legal roles across most of its business units and geographic regions and was the lead lawyer on many of PepsiCo’s largest acquisitions and joint ventures. For more than 15 years at PepsiCo, Bob worked exclusively overseas where he handled transactions, litigation and other legal matters in more than 50 countries.  
 
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Bob spent five years with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a New York law firm.  
 
Bob earned a BA from Princeton University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

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Nicholas Fink

Senior Vice President - Global Growth & Development, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Nick is senior vice president - global growth and development for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
 
Nick joined the Company in June 2015. He is focused on partnering with senior leaders across Fortune Brands to identify, assess and execute opportunities to grow our businesses around the world. 
 
Nick has more than 16 years of international and consumer brand experience with an expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions and law. Prior to coming to Fortune Brands, he worked at Beam Suntory, Inc., where he was the president of Asia Pacific and South America, leading eight operating units in 45 markets throughout the region including Brazil, India, China and Australia. In that role, Nick led the return of the business to market share growth in its core Australian business, as well as across all other measured markets, while also leading the integration of the Suntory operating units in the region into the legacy Beam business.
 
Before that, Nick was chief strategy officer and senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for Beam Inc. He also served as the managing director of Beam Global Canada where he led an acceleration of the business resulting in multiple years of market-beating growth. 
 
Nick first joined Beam Global Spirits & Wine as its associate general counsel in 2006. He began his legal career at Bell, Boyd and Lloyd in Chicago where he was a partner in the corporate practice group. 
 
Nick has a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes des Relations Internationales, in Paris, France.

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Brett Finley

President, Therma-Tru Corp.

Brett is president of Therma-Tru Doors, Fortune Brands’ door segment, which also includes Fypon.

Brett joined Therma-Tru in February 2016. He brings to this role a wealth of experience and success with consumer and commercial business in the areas of growing businesses, expanding company portfolios, leveraging brands, driving sales and operating performance, global manufacturing and global general management.

Prior to joining Therma-Tru, Brett held a number of leadership roles within IDEX Corporation. Most recently, he was IDEX’s group president, Fluid & Metering Technologies Segment, the largest portfolio of businesses within the company. Concurrent with his group president role, Brett served as IDEX senior vice president and corporate officer, as well as president of the Asia business.

Brett began his career at Ingersoll-Rand Company, and over his 17 years there, held a number of engineering, supply chain and general manager roles across various business units.

Brett graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BS in mechanical engineering.


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Sheri Grissom

Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Sheri joined the Company as senior vice president of human resources in February 2015. By working with other senior leaders and human resources teams within each segment, Sheri is driving cross-company initiatives to keep Fortune Brands a competitive employer with the highest levels of talent.  
 
Prior to joining the Company, Sheri was executive vice president - global human resources at Actuant Corporation. She began at Actuant Corporation in October 2010. There she established a global Human Resources and Communications organization that included implementing an integrated human capital strategy and improving enterprise-wide services. 
 
Before her time at Actuant, Sheri was vice president of human resources at Johnson Controls and director of human resources and communication at Johns Manville. Early in her career Sheri held several human resources roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric.
 
Sheri earned a BA from Wichita State University.

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David Lingafelter

President, Moen Incorporated
David is president of Moen Incorporated, Fortune Brands’ Plumbing segment. 
 
David has led Moen since October 2007. Leading with a consumer-focused business philosophy, David has been responsible for driving innovation, market share gains and profitable growth. He has championed product innovations such as revolutionary new cartridges, digital offerings and showering products that save water while maintaining unparalleled performance. Beyond North America, David expanded the brand to deliver strong growth in China where Moen drives sales through nearly 1,000 exclusive retail showrooms.
 
David has been with Moen for 25 years, serving in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Among the positions he has held are vice president and general manager for Moen’s U.S. wholesale business unit, president - U.S. faucets, vice president - faucet and sink marketing, vice president - marketing and product development, and various manager roles. 
 
David received an undergraduate degree in economics from Kenyon College and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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David Randich

President, MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.

Dave is president of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., Fortune Brands’ Cabinets segment.

Dave has served as president of MasterBrand Cabinets since 2012. During his tenure, the business has greatly expanded through the acquisition and integration of WoodCrafters, Inc. and Norcraft, Inc. 

The Company chose Dave to lead its Cabinets segment following his successful role as president of Therma-Tru, which began in 2007. At Therma-Tru, Dave led his team to redevelop the business’ distribution network and supply chain through an industry downturn and recovery. He also integrated the Fypon synthetic millwork products business into Therma-Tru.

Prior to leading Therma-Tru, Dave spent 24 years at Armstrong World Industries where he held a variety of leadership roles, most notably CEO of the company’s European floor covering business based in Germany. He also led Armstrong’s European ceilings business based in England, served as general manager of manufacturing with responsibility for several plants worldwide, and was plant manager in Shanghai, China, and Columbus, Ohio.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from Mercer University.


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