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Chuck Jones Brings Design To Rubbermaid Brands

Chuck Jones

In September, Chuck Jones, one of our 2005 Masters of Design, joined Newell Rubbermaid as its first chief design and R&D officer. It's the latest corporate gig for Jones, who designed furniture for Herman Miller and copiers for Xerox before overseeing design at Whirlpool and Masco. At Newell, he aims to create "an enlightened corporate design culture" across three dozen brands--from Sharpie to Calphalon--that generate around $6 billion in annual revenue. "Historically, these businesses did their own thing," Jones says. "My role is to get them to the same level of design excellence. Great design doesn't happen by accident."

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  • Chris Reinke

    Working closely together at Whirlpool Chuck is an inspiring leader who will transform the Newell Rubbermaid business through innovation and great design thinking. I look forward to seeing how this next chapter will unfold, and know there are good things to come with Chuck's strong leadership.

  • Henry Chin

    Great step by Newell Rubbermaid (with many well-known
    brands) to bring on board a design integrator like Chuck Jones.  Look for great things to come under Chuck’s leadership.

  • Kyle Walters

    I can't think of a better person to lead an overarching shift in culture at a legendary American brand. This is a strong move by Newell Rubbermaid that will boost our entire industry. 

  • Jbrowne2003

    This is a great move for Newell Rubbermaid!  I look forward to great things to come from his leadership of the design team there!

  • Mike Reedy

    This is great news for Newell Rubbermaid! I wish Chuck had
    been leading design there when I used to work at Newell. I was fortunate enough
    to work with him at Masco and his leadership is inspiring.

  • Sohrab Vossoughi

    This a great move by Newell Rubbermaid.  If anyone can create a design culture in a
    large corporation, it is Chuck Jones.  I
    have witnessed his performance in the last two decades and he is great in
    helping companies lead through design. 

  • Lea Stewart

    Great to see that Fast Company is spreading the good news! Looking forward to see Newell Rubbermaid's design vision come to life.