VP, Industrial Design

Kalamazoo

Wyatt Cline

Crowd favorite on the dance floor

Wyatt is a recognized leader in managing multidisciplinary design teams, always ensuring that design efforts align with broader organizational objectives. Since joining Newell Brands in 2013, he has held roles of increasing responsibility. In each he has found new ways in which design adds value throughout the organization. He says that no matter how well his group has done in any given year, “somehow, every year, we up our game even more. It’s both humbling and exciting.”

He brings over 16 years of experience, leading design at companies like Kohler and Whirlpool Corporation. Most recently he was director of Whirlpool’s global design department in Monterrey, Mexico, leading a team of industrial, graphic, usability, and color and trend specialists.

Wyatt has an Industrial Design degree from the University of Illinois.

Highlight of working at Newell Brands
The DYMO Label Maker program, ”one of the first programs where we learned how to operate more effectively. It began to showcase a more holistic design experience across all consumer touchpoints.”

Quote that inspires
“Do good,” which is what his mom says at the end of every call. “That has always propelled me to do the best I can with what I have.”

Best dance move
The electric slide. “I learned it in college as a result of spending too much time in a country bar week after week. I am a crowd favorite for getting people on the dance floor at weddings.”