Masco Makes Special Donation to Honor Richard Manoogian
Masco is pleased to announce that it has made a donation to HomeAid America in honor of Richard Manoogian, who recently concluded his service on Masco’s Board of Directors after 56 years, including 27 years as Chairman of the Board.
The son of Alex Manoogian, founder of Masco Corporation, Richard joined Masco in 1958 as a recent Yale University graduate with a degree in economics. He has played a defining role in our Company’s history, serving over decades as Masco’s President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his corporate leadership, Richard’s legacy of philanthropy has shaped many of Southeast Michigan’s best-loved arts and cultural institutions and supported the preservation and advancement of Armenian culture.
In celebration and gratitude for Richard’s long service and his immense impact in growing Masco Corporation into a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products, the tribute in his name will be designated to HomeAid America’s WORKS Program, a workforce development program that provides technical construction training, education and job opportunities in the homebuilding industry for men, women, youth and veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The scholarships in Richard’s name will provide individuals with training for a career specifically in the plumbing industry.