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Stanley C. Gault

Rubbermaid

1980 - 1991

Fabricated Goods

Military ServiceArmy
1980 b. 1926
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateCollege of Wooster
Personal
Born-Died1926
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1980

Taking the helm of the company his father helped to found, Gault was instrumental in reorganizing and revitalizing Rubbermaid from a small household gadget company into a streamlined and efficient multinational corporation. He embarked on a dual plan of divestiture and strategic investment that generated a 4-fold increase in revenues and a 6-fold increase in profitability. While he stripped weak product lines and slashed excess cost, he invested in new product development generating over 100 new items per year.