Emmanuel Kampouris is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies. Kampouris joined the board in 2001 and is the retired chairman, chief executive officer and president of the New Jersey-based American Standard Companies, Inc., a leading global competitor with technologically advanced products in the air conditioning systems, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, and vehicle control systems markets.
In 1999, Kampouris capped his 35-year career with American Standard by leading the company to record sales of $7.2 billion. Prior to joining American Standard, Kampouris worked in Greece and Egypt. In 1966, he joined American Standard’s plumbing products subsidiary in Greece as general manager of manufacturing. While working for the subsidiary, he progressed through its managerial ranks to become its managing director in 1969. Coming to the United States in 1979, he was made a vice president and group executive of American Standard’s Building Products sector, responsible for international and export. Kampouris was named senior vice president of building products in 1984.
Kampouris serves on the Finance Committee of the National Endowment for Democracy and has also served on its Board. He is a Trustee of Hudson Institute (Emeritus), and has served on the boards of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (including as Chairman) and of Stanley Works, Click Commerce, Inc., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1994-2001), and the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships. He is also a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Oxford Law Society, and a past member of Oxford University Council for the School of Management Studies. Kampouris earned an MA in law from Oxford University, and a degree in Ceramic Technology from North Staffordshire College of Technology, Stoke-on-Trent, England.