Innovation hub STANLEY X appoints Michelle Bockman as President

Stanley X, the innovation division of Stanley Black & Decker, has officially announced the appointment of Michelle Bockman as President.

Hired in January, Bockman is leading company efforts to identify and build new sources of growth and innovation in key areas of Stanley Black & Decker, including internal start-up incubation, ecosystem development and company partnerships.

"Michelle comes to us with an impressive track record and a thoughtful vision not only for Stanley Black & Decker, but for the industry as a whole, which will bring new growth opportunities to the company," said Donald Allan Jr., President and CFO at Stanley Black & Decker. "Michelle's experience and perspective brings new energy, ideas and actions that will propel STANLEY X forward and we look forward to her continued success in this role."

Bockman has more than 20 years of experience leading major corporate transformations across matrixed enterprise organisations and scaling start-ups. Most recently, she served as the CEO of 3D Control Systems, a premium advanced manufacturing software solutions provider. Earlier in her career, Bockman held multiple executive positions in service, supply chain, sales and product development at GE Healthcare and Industrial Solutions, as well as scaling a start-up business at GE Digital. Bockman is a champion for women in STEM and is passionate about developing diverse talent for the workforce of the future.