Kristine (Kris) Malkoski is the Business Unit CEO of the Food Business Unit at Newell Brands.
Prior to Newell, Kris was Chief Executive Officer, Americas for Arc International, a global manufacturer of glassware products for the housewares industry, where she led the selling, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of housewares and oversaw 1,200 employees in North and South America.
Kris also served as the President, Global Business and Chief Commercial Officer for World Kitchen, a private equity-backed international housewares company with brands including Pyrex, Corelle, CorningWare and Chicago Cutlery, overseeing operations of 110 retail stores and achieving five years of consecutive organic sales growth. She was also President, North America and Chief Innovation Officer and President North America Household at the company.
Prior to World Kitchen, Kris was Vice President and General Manager of the Craftsman brand, part of Sears Holding Company. During her tenure she led the expansion of Craftsman into other U.S.-based retailers, Europe and the industrial segment. She also founded and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Pharmaceutical Corporation of America, the first contract product management company for the prescription drug industry, which she sold to Publicis in 2002.
Kris serves on the boards of Trustmark Insurance and Fluidmaster, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska. She has a Six Sigma certification from Villanova University.