Joe Simms has been named chief diversity officer for Stanley Black & Decker. He will report to Stanley Black & Decker CEO Jim Loree.
Simms is also currently co-chair of the company’s African Ancestry Network.
Previously, Simms was vice president of human resources for the company’s $10B Global Tools & Storage business.
In the past, Simms worked in several human resource leadership positions at PepsiCo. He served as senior director of human resources for Pepsi Beverage Company’s mid-Atlantic region.
Simms holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in Labor & Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.