Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG), a division of Fortune Brands Home & Security, a home and security products company, announced the addition of Nicole Decker and Coty Franklin to its leadership team.
In her new role as senior vice president, global growth and development, Decker will have responsibility for developing, prioritizing and driving strategic initiatives critical to GPG’s performance and growth, including leading corporate development strategy and exploring innovative opportunities to support the business’s continued success.
Prior to joining GPG, Decker spent 20 years at Tupperware Brands Corp., where she held roles of progressive responsibility touching many aspects of strategy including growth strategy, transformation, process improvement, sales force effectiveness, product development, alliances and consumer insights. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of strategy and business development, leading a team that was responsible for the company’s global growth strategy, business analysis, alliances and partnerships, and identifying initiatives to support Tupperware’s long-term sales and profit objectives.
Prior to her strategy roles, Decker was Tupperware’s vice president of investor relations where she worked to promote the company within the global financial and investment community. In addition, she held previous positions in finance and audit. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology and a masters in accounting from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Franklin comes to GPG to serve as senior vice president, global human resources and internal communications, where he will have responsibility for all aspects of human resources, including HR strategy and organizational design, culture initiatives, employee communications, leadership development and day-to-day HR operations.
Before taking on his new role at GPG, Franklin worked as global HR director, aerospace-fuel & motion controls at the Eaton Corp., where he led a team of 35 in supporting product development, engineering, sales, and customer service groups as well as provided leadership capacity on enterprise-wide Eaton HR transformation projects.
Prior to Eaton, Franklin held positions of progressive responsibility over 13 years with PPG Industries, including serving as global human resources director for industrial coatings and packaging coatings, where he led a global team of HR professionals in 25 countries, supporting more than 5,000 employees over 30 manufacturing and distribution centers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University.
“We’re thrilled to have Nicole and Coty join the organization as the newest members of our executive team,” said Cheri Phyfer, president, GPG. “They are a great addition to our culture and both bring a vast wealth of experience to our organization that will help ensure GPG’s continued strong performance and growth.”
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