Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has added former Gucci CEO and current Tom Ford Chairman Domenico De Sole to the board of directors.

Since 2005, De Sole has served as chairman of Tom Ford International, where he has partnered with former Gucci designer Tom Ford to establish a global luxury menswear line. The flagship store opened in New York City earlier this year with plans to open more stores worldwide. He previously was president and CEO of Gucci Group and is credited with reestablishing the exclusivity and profitability of the Gucci brand.

“Domenico’s success in transforming Gucci into a global luxury brand powerhouse is legendary,” said Mark Ketchum, Newell Rubbermaid president and CEO. “A consummate marketer and retailer, he will bring significant expertise to Newell Rubbermaid as we invest in growing our premium brands worldwide.”