Nolan D. Archibald

Business

Nolan D. Archibald (1942-)

was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He was an all-American basketball player at Dixie College and led the Rebels to the National Junior College Basketball Finals. After graduating from Dixie College, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State University, where he led the Wildcats to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament, and was named an Academic All-American. He then went on to earn his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was invited to try out with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, but missed the final cut, concluding that “they had now vision.”

Noland is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Black & Decker Corporation, a $5 billion company with 40,000 employees doing business in over 100 countries worldwide. Fortune Magazine named him as one of the “Ten Most Wanted Managers” in the United States and Business Week Magazine named him one of the six best managers in 1987. He was the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company when named in 1986. In addition, he was honored as the 1997 Alumnus of the Year by the American Association of Community Colleges. Nolan is married to the former Margaret Hafen. They have seven sons (a basketball team) and one daughter (cheerleader).