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OUR LEADERSHIP

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Joe Gross
President

Joe Gross has been with the Masco organization since 2011, joining as Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain at Arrow Fastener. In 2013, he was promoted to President and General Manager of BrassCraft Manufacturing. In addition to over 20 years of experience in management and operations, Joe holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Gordon Fournier
Chief Financial Officer

Gordon joined Masco Cabinetry in 2014 and brings 29 years of financial knowledge and success to our company, the last 15 of which were with Johnson Controls, Inc., with nine of those being in executive positions. He served as the Vice President of Finance for multiple company divisions, including various units within its Automotive Group in Plymouth, MI., Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis in Milwaukee, WI., and Power Solutions Europe in Hannover, Germany. Prior to Johnson Controls, Gordon spent six years at Schmalbach-Lubeca (formerly Johnson Controls Plastics Technology Group) and eight years at Unisys Corporation, all in financial analysis and planning roles. Gordon earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting and business administration, respectively, from Michigan State University.​

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Michael Gulbernat
Vice President, Marketing

Michael joined Masco Cabinetry in 2011 and has served in a variety of marketing roles including Director of Marketing -- Retail Channel and was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 2015. Prior to joining Masco Cabinetry, Michael spent more than 10 years in new home construction in a variety of managerial roles. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.

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Jim Lind
Vice President, Sales — Dealer Channel

Jim joined Merillat in 2000 as the Director of Builder Sales, and later as a Managing Director. His leadership continued in the Builder Cabinet Group, and most recently with Masco Cabinetry, as the Vice President of Dealer Sales. Jim’s sales experience includes work at other employers such as The Flecto Company, J&J Industries, Olympic Homecare Products Division and Bristol-Myers Products Division. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.

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Viren Shah
Chief Information Officer

Viren joined Masco Cabinetry in 2014 and brought more than 20 years of innovative technology and global leadership experience to the organization. Prior to that, Viren served as the CIO for Specialty Fashion Group in Sydney, Australia, where he architected digital transformation and implemented new generation technologies for a seamless Omni-channel customer experience, awarding him with a nomination for Retail CIO of the year. His tenure also comprises of 11 years with Walmart in multiple leadership capacities, generating multi-million dollar ROI for their retail & wholesale chains in North America, South America, Central America, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan and South Africa. His success included greenfield market entry in India, standardizing M&A Integrations and transformational IT initiatives that reduced the total cost of ownership and talent development in matrix settings. Pre-Walmart he delivered mission-critical solutions via large teams in financial services, banking and ecommerce industries. He holds a BE (Computer Science) from Bombay University and MBA from NYIT, New York.

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Irene Tasi
Vice President, Sales — Retail Channel

Irene joined Masco in 2000 and has served in a variety of roles, each with increasing responsibility. Prior to her role as Vice President of Retail Sales, Irene held the position of Director — Investor Relations at Masco Corporation where she successfully transformed and developed the Investor Relations Program. ​In addition, she was the Director — Retail Channel Marketing for Masco Cabinetry where she participated in the development of our Customer Experience Program and business development initiatives. Irene earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Windsor and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

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Rich Wiese
Vice President, Human Resources and Customer Care

Starting with Masco Corporation in 1996 as StarMark Cabinetry’s Human Resources Leader, Rich has continued with Masco serving in a variety of roles in Employee Relations and Talent Management and was promoted to Vice President – Human Resources and Customer Care for Masco Cabinetry in 2013. Rich’s overall knowledge of the Human Resources function, experience working within Masco, passion for the business and energy toward developing our Masco Cabinetry team and transforming processes within Customer Care has made an immediate impact within Cabinetry. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in economics from Minnesota State and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.

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Chris Winans
Vice President, Operations

Chris has extensive knowledge of our Company’s operations, having joined the KraftMaid brand in 1989 as a material handler within manufacturing. Since then, Chris has progressed through the organization in title and responsibility. He relocated from KraftMaid’s Middlefield, Ohio office to the Ann Arbor HQ following the establishment of Masco Cabinetry in 2010. His areas of responsibility include supply chain, logistics, material planning, manufacturing, quality, and environmental health and safety. He most recently served as the Vice President of Manufacturing for Masco Cabinetry before being promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations in 2012.