National Advisory Council

Nolan D. Archibald

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1982


Margaret Archibald


Job Title: CEO and Executive Chairman, Retired
Company: The Black & Decker Corporation and Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
Location: Maryland, United States


  • general management
  • turnarounds
  • mergers


Nolan Archibald is the retired chairman and CEO of Black & Decker Corporation. Following the merger with Stanley Works in 2010, he became executive chairman of the board for Stanley Black & Decker. In 1986, at the age of 42, Nolan was named CEO of Black & Decker, the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company—and served as CEO for twenty-four years. He has been cited by Business Week as one of the top six managers in the United States and by Fortune magazine as one of the country's "ten most wanted executives." He serves as a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, and Brunswick Corporation. He also serves on the President's Leadership Council for BYU. Nolan graduated as an honor student and All-American basketball player from Dixie Junior College. He graduated cum laude from Weber State University where he was Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1968. He was an Academic All-American basketball player under Coach Dick Motta and played on Weber State's first team to participate in the then 32-team NCAA basketball tournament. He was invited in both 1969 and 1970 to try out with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA and was offered a contact to play professional basketball for the Pittsburgh Pipers in the American Basketball Association. In 1993, the National Association of Basketball Coaches honored Nolan, along with four other former All-American basketball players (including Elvin Hayes) as their "Silver Anniversary All-American Basketball Team." Nolan earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970. Nolan has served as a bishop twice and as stake president of the Washington, DC Stake for eight years. He also served as an area seventy for six years. Nolan and Margaret are the parents of seven sons and one daughter and many grandchildren.