David G. Nord ’79

David G. Nord

Outstanding Alum: Distinguished Alum

In September 2020, David G. Nord stepped down from his role as chief executive officer at Hubbell Incorporated, a global manufacturer of utility and electrical products. His retirement marked the end of 15 years of service to the company that began when he first joined Hubbell as senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2005. Nord went on to assume a number of leadership roles, including president and chief operating officer, as well as the titles of chairman, president, and chief executive officer.

Nord’s distinguished career at Hubbell was built on a longstanding career in finance, including roles as vice president of finance at Hamilton Sundstrand and as vice president and controller at United Technologies Corp. In addition to his service on the Board of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Board of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Nord remains an active member of the JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. board of directors, where he currently serves as chairman. Additionally, he sits on the board of directors for Ryder System Inc., where he is a member of the finance committee and chairs the audit committee. Outside of his professional interests, Nord serves as a vice chair of the board of trustees for The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

A graduate of the Barney School of Business, Nord received his BSBA in 1979 and began his professional career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells largely as a result of a Barney-supported summer internship at the predecessor firm to Blum Shapiro. He continued to give back to the UHart community through active involvement in recruiting Barney graduates into public accounting careers, lending his time to a number of boards and committees including the Barney Board of Visitors, the Alumni Advisory Board, and the Hawks Athletics Board. In 2015, he was inducted into the Barney School Hall of Fame. In addition to his service as a volunteer, Nord has generously supported the Barney School of Business and the UHart Impact Fund.

He and his wife, Elaine, reside in Jupiter, Florida, and are parents to three adult children.