Yale Cordage Welcomes Nino Granatiero as New Chief Executive Officer

[September 12, 2022]  Yale Cordage is pleased to announce that it has named Nino Granatiero as its new CEO. Granatiero is an energetic business leader who brings a wealth of experience. He joins Yale’s current and ongoing leadership to enhance and assist the company with plans for rapid growth. Bill Putnam, current President of the Cordage Institute, remains in his role as President of Yale Cordage.

“Our board of directors is thrilled to introduce a leader of Nino’s caliber for our team at Yale,” said Craig Baker, Partner at River Associates. “Nino possesses the qualifications and expertise to grow Yale into an even more successful organization.”

Granatiero was formerly the Vice President & General Manager at Knape and Vogt (KV) Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a global leader of functional hardware, ergonomics and storage products. Prior to working at KV, he held positions at North Safety Products, Honeywell, and Grainger.

“I could not be more grateful and excited to accept the position as CEO for this well-respected brand with a talented team already in place, says Granatiero. “The growth potential is tremendous, and my plan is to build on the achievements of the past 70 plus years.”