NYSE: ATU $33.92
Actuant Corporation is led by a strong and committed Board of Directors and Leadership
Team who reflect broad executive leadership experience in manufacturing, international
operations, finance, marketing and management as appropriate to Actuant's diversified
activities and global scope.
Chairman, President and CEO
Bob joined the Company in 1992 in the position
of Corporate Controller, progressed to VP Finance of Tools and Supplies
(1993), Chief Financial Officer (1994), President and Chief Executive Officer
of Actuant Corporation (2000) and most recently, Chairman of Actuant. Prior
to 1992, Bob held various financial positions with Grabill Aerospace, Farley
Industries, and Grant Thornton. Bob graduated from the University of Iowa
in 1982 with a BBA in accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Global Customer Relationships
Bill assumed his current role in September 2011. He joined Actuant in January 2008
as Executive Vice President of the Electrical Segment. Prior to Actuant, Bill held the
role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Fluidmaster, Inc. Prior to
joining Fluidmaster, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, of Distribution
America, Inc. and held the role of Vice President, General Manager at Alltrade, Inc.
Axline also brings over 27 years of leadership experience with The Stanley Works,
a $4 billion global manufacturer and marketer of tools and security products to the
consumer, industrial, construction and automotive industries. Axline holds a BBA
from Ohio University.
Executive Vice President, Engineered Solutions
Bill joined Actuant in 2002 as Engineered Solutions Americas leader
and was promoted to Global Engineered Solutions leader in December
2003. Bill was named Executive Vice President of the Actuation Systems and Engineered Products Segments in 2007.
Bill spent over 17 years with Rexnord, a division of Invensys Plc. He
began his career at Rexnord in sales engineering and held a variety of
assignments in product management, operations and general management
leading to the position of President, Gear and Coupling businesses. Bill
has also held general management positions with APW Ltd. and Pillar
Industries. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University
of Wisconsin in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Louisville in 1983
Executive Vice President
Guus has been with Actuant Corporation since 2000 when he joined its Board of Directors.
In September of 2002, Guus was named business leader of Kopp AG in addition to his Board
responsibilities. Prior to joining Actuant, he was employed by APW Ltd., where he last
held the position of Senior Vice President. From 1991 through 2000 Guus held various
positions with Applied Power Inc., including President of the Industrial business segment,
President of Engineered Solutions Europe and President of Enerpac.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark joined Actuant in 2001 as Gardner Bender Leader after a 22-year career at The Stanley
Works where he was most recently President, Stanley Door Systems. In January of 2003, he
was promoted to Leader of Actuant's Tools & Supplies Segment and in 2007 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Goldstein holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester (New York). He joined The Stanley Works in 1978
as a Sales Representative for Stanley Tools and progressed through product line management,
leading to positions of increased responsibility in the sales, marketing and operations
disciplines in several Stanley divisions. He was appointed VP of Sales at Stanley
Home Automation in 1988. In 1992, he was promoted to VP Sales and Marketing at
Stanley Door Systems. He was then named President, Stanley Tools North America in 1996 and
in 1998 President, Stanley Door Systems.
Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources
Sheri joined Actuant in September 2010. Previously Sheri worked for Johnson Controls where she was
Vice President Human Resources for the Service, Energy Solution and Global Workplace Solutions business
within the Building Efficiency segment. Prior to Johnson Controls, Sheri held increasingly responsible
human resources positions with several leading global organizations including Johns Manville, McKechnie
Group and General Electric. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Wichita State University.
Executive Vice President, Industrial Segment and China
Brian Kobylinski joined Actuant in 1993 and progressed through a number of management roles within Gardner Bender
and Del City. In 2000, Brian was named Vice President of Gardner Bender and led the company's sales and marketing.
He became Vice President of Business Development for Actuant in 2002 and was named Global Business Leader, Hydratight
in 2005. In 2007, he was named Industrial and Energy Segment Leader. Prior to Actuant, Brian was with Fort Howard Corporation
and Federated Insurance. He received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1993 and a BA from St.
Norbert College in 1988.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andy joined the Company in 1993 as Corporate Controller progressing to VP Finance of Gardner Bender (1996),
VP General Manager-Distribution of Gardner Bender (1998), Applied Power Business Development Leader (1999),
and most recently, Chief Financial Officer of Actuant Corporation. Prior to 1993, Andy held various financial
positions with Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, Terex Corporation, and Price Waterhouse. Andy graduated with a BBA
in 1985 from St. Norbert College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Energy Segment
Sheri joined Actuant in January 2013 as Executive Vice President of the Energy Segment. Prior to Actuant, Sheri
was with Tyco International where she served as President, Tyco Valves & Controls, LP and Vice President & General
Manager, Global Oil & Gas since 2010, an $850 million business. Prior to Tyco, she spent over 20 years with Royal
Dutch Shell in various roles of increasing responsibility the most recent of which was General Manager, Americas
for Shell Chemical Company, a $1.5 billion ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol business. Ms. Roberts also
served as CEO of Shell Mauritius, Ltd. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue
University and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
Executive Vice President, Electrical Segment
David joined Actuant in September 2011 as Executive Vice President of the Electrical Segment.
Prior to Actuant, David was COO of GranQuartz, a premier manufacturer and distributor of stone
tools, equipment and supplies. In addition, he has served as COO of Sigma Electric Manufacturing,
President of Rexel's Southeast Division and held management positions in Thomas & Betts and
Electroline Manufacturing. David graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Economics
and received an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace in Cleveland.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Ted joined Actuant in March of 2006 in the business development role. Prior to Actuant, Mr. Wozniak held a
variety of investment banking positions during 10 years at Wachovia Securities, the most recent of which was
Managing Director, Industrial Corporate Finance Group. Prior to Wachovia, Mr. Wozniak was Managing Director
with First Chicago Capital Markets. Ted holds B.A. degrees in History and Finance from Olivet Nazarene
University and an M.A. in International Economics and Soviet Studies from The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies.
OTHER CORPORATE OFFICERS
Helen Friedli - Secretary
Terry Braatz - Treasurer
Sandy Bugbee - Assistant Treasurer
Matt Pauli - Corporate Controller
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert C. Arzbaecher
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gurminder S. Bedi (1)(3)
Managing Partner of Compass Acquisitions (a private equity partnership) and retire
Vice President-Ford Motor Company
Gustav H.P. Boel
Executive Vice President
Thomas J. Fischer (2)
Consultant in corporate financial and accounting matters, retired partner of Arthur
William K. Hall (2)(3)
Chairman, Procyon Technologies, Inc. (holding company focused on the acquisition and
growth of suppliers to the global aerospace and defense industry)
R. Alan Hunter Jr. (2)(3)
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, The Stanley Works (a multi-national
manufacturer and marketer of tools, hardware and specialty hardware products).
Robert A. Peterson (1)(2)
President and Chief Executive Officer of Norcross Safety Products L.L.C. (manufacturer
and marketer of personal safety equipment)
Holly A. Van Deursen (1)(3)
Former executive of BP plc including Group VP Petrochemicals and Group VP Strategy.
Dennis K. Williams (1)
Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of IDEX Corporation (a
manufacturer of engineered industrial products)
(1) Member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
(2) Member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
(3) Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors