The year Armstrong® brand was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Burke joins ATG as SVP and President of North American Hand Tools. He is a seasoned tool industry executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in consumer and industrial products. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Newell Brands, where he was responsible for managing a $10 billion portfolio of global businesses. Prior to his tenure at Newell, Bill spent 20 years at Black & Decker in several executive management positions, including Vice President and General Manager of the Product Service Division and Global Vice President of Marketing.
Bill has a proven track record of outstanding leadership and consistent growth. He is known for scaling businesses globally, leading complex organizations, building brands, improving operational excellence and developing talent.
Bill holds Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration degrees from Loyola University, where he also serves on the board as a trustee. He maintains a Chairman of the Board position for Springfield College as well.