Masco exec departs

Donald DeMarie Jr., executive VP and chief operating officer of Masco, has left the company “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a Nov. 10 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). DeMarie’s departure was effective Nov. 4.

Masco and DeMarie are working together to ensure a smooth transition, according to the SEC filing.

DeMarie was named executive VP in July 2007 and became COO in December 2007, according to Masco’s 2010 annual report.  He had previously served as group president of the company’s Installation and Other Services segment since 2003. He also served as president and CEO of Masco Contractor Services and in other managerial roles since 1995.