Leading provider of security and hardware solutions, Hampton Products International, has appointed Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr. as President and CEO of the company. The firm has previously been under the leadership of Kim Kelley since 1990. Kelley will transition to the role of executive chairman of the board of directors and remain a full-time employee.
“Our search for a strong and innovative leader to take Hampton Products to the next level led us to Greg, who is committed to meaningful product innovation, operational excellence, and unparalleled customer service and value,” Kelley remarked. “Greg is a proven leader and we are confident he can build on our strong cultural and business foundation to drive meaningful business and organizational growth.”
Gluchowski brings 20 years worth of industry experience to the role that consists of serving customers and driving profitable growth. In his most recent position, Gluchowski held the title of President and CEO of The Hillman Group, Inc. from 2015 through 2019. During that time, Gluchowski was credited with growing the hardware solutions provider into a $1.2B company. He also led the company through four acquisitions and transformed its core business structure. Further down his resume, Gluchowski acted as president of the Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. from 2010-2015. During that time, HHI’s Kwikset, Baldwin, Weiser and Stanley-National Hardware were among the top-selling brands in their respective categories, and Pfister was a top-five U.S. faucet brand. He also oversaw the development and debut of Kwikset Kevo smart locks as well as other innovations.
Gluchowski earned his MBA from Indiana University and completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University. Since 2015, he has served as an independent director with American Outdoors Brands and UniKey Technologies since 2019. He previously served on the board of directors of Milacron Holdings Corp and of several regional non-profits.
“I’m excited to lead a company with a diverse collection of products, substantial long term relationships and an inventive mindset that can drive meaningful product innovation for our customers,” Gluchowski remarked. “I look forward to working with the strong leadership team and talented staff to build on the extensive foundation in place and to grow the company with meaningful new solutions to serve our customers, and their customers, throughout North America.”
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.