Our President and Chief Executive Officer, since 2014
Keith Allman brings to our Board strong business leadership skills, hands-on operational experience with our businesses and valuable insight into our culture. He played an integral role in developing our strategies to strengthen our brands and improve our execution, which has helped to provide the foundation for the current direction of our Company. His key leadership positions within our Company have given him deep knowledge of all aspects of our business, and he also possesses a significant understanding of, and experience with, complex operations as well as company-specific customer expertise.
Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Amit Bhargava is Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. He is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and business unit strategy processes across the enterprise. Mr. Bhargava joined Masco from United Technologies Corporation, where he was in strategy and corporate development leadership roles both at the corporate center and at business units. Mr. Bhargava holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations
David Chaika was appointed Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations in May 2015. In this role, he is responsible for Masco’s Treasury, Risk Management, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations functions. Prior to this role, he held roles in the Treasury and Business Development groups. Prior to joining Masco, Mr. Chaika was a Vice President in the commercial banking industry and an officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Chaika earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Michigan.
Kenneth G. Cole
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ken Cole was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Masco Corporation in July 2013. He joined Masco in June 2004 and previously held positions of increasing responsibility in its Legal Department. In his most recent position prior to his appointment, he served as Senior Assistant General Counsel and Director of Commercial Legal Affairs. Prior to joining Masco, Mr. Cole was a partner at the law firm of Thompson Hine in Cleveland, Ohio specializing in antitrust and complex business counseling and litigation. He has a Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Science (in Mechanical Engineering) degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Joe Gross is Group President, a position he was appointed to in April 2018. As Group President, Mr. Gross is responsible for Kichler Lighting, Masco Cabinetry and Milgard Windows and Doors. Previously, Mr. Gross was President of Masco Cabinetry. Prior to leading Masco Cabinetry, he served as President and General Manager of Brasscraft Manufacturing. Mr. Gross holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
John P. Lindow
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
John Lindow is Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lindow was appointed to this position in January 2009 and has responsibility for all functions in the corporate accounting area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwood University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwood University’s Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management.
Vice President, Masco Operating System
Scott McDowell was appointed Vice President, Masco Operating System (MOS) in August 2018. As Vice President, he is responsible for maintaining and improving our keen focus on the Masco Operating System, Masco’s enterprise-wide methodology to drive growth and productivity; leading our Global Supply Chain and Research and Development functions; and instilling a culture of continuous improvement. Prior to Masco, he held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Zurn Industries. Mr. McDowell earned an MBA in General Management and Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in material science from Clemson University.
Richard O’Reagan was appointed Group President, Global Plumbing in May 2014. Mr. O’Reagan is responsible for Delta Faucet Company, Hansgrohe, BrassCraft, Masco Canada, Liberty Hardware, Mirolin and Brasstech. Previously, Mr. O’Reagan was President of Delta Faucet Company, a position he assumed in 2011. Mr. O’Reagan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.
Group Vice President
Darius Padler was appointed Group Vice President-Europe in 2013. In this capacity, he is responsible for the European companies Bristan Group, Moores Furniture Group, Ltd., and UK Windows Group. In addition, he is CEO of HÜPPE GmbH, a position he has held since September 2010. Prior to that role, Mr. Padler served as a Group Controller and Group Director for Masco Europe between 2003 and 2010. Mr. Padler holds a degree in finance and controlling.
Jai Shah was named Group President in September 2018. As Group President, Mr. Shah has responsibility for Behr Paint Company, Milgard Windows & Doors, UK Window Group and Watkins Wellness. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Shah was President of Delta Faucet Company since 2014. Mr. Shah is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Renee Straber was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer in August 2014, with responsibility to provide leadership in the development and execution of human resource strategy for Masco Corporation. Prior to this role, Ms. Straber was Group Director of Human Resources for Masco’s Plumbing segment. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor and B.S. in Management from Indiana University.
John G. Sznewajs
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John Sznewajs is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this position since July 2007, Mr. Sznewajs is also responsible for IT and has operational oversight for several of the Corporation’s European businesses. Mr. Sznewajs is a 1989 graduate of Kalamazoo College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Chicago in 1996.