Actuant announces VP Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Communications

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2018-- Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) today announced that Barbara G Bolens (“Barb”) has joined Actuant as its Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Communications. Barb will report to Rick Dillon, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.


"I am very pleased to welcome Barb to lead Actuant’s Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations/Communications team. Barb is an accomplished leader and given the extensive corporate finance leadership experience she brings to the Company, including leading corporate strategy initiatives, investor relations and communication functions, acquisition integration and capital structure leadership, Barb is well qualified for her new position and I look forward to working with her.”


Prior to coming to Actuant, Barb spent over 6 years at Joy Global Inc/Komatsu Mining Corporation as its VP and Treasurer. Responsible for Treasury operations at both Komatsu America/Komatsu Mining Corp and Joy Global (its predecessor), she led several significant treasury and risk management initiatives including integration & merger activities, development of an enterprise risk management structure and implementing effective strategies to manage the Company’s capital structure. Prior to Komatsu Mining/Joy Global, Barb held financial leadership positions of increasing responsibility at several other multinational corporations as well as early career leadership roles in sales and marketing. Barb has a deep understanding of both OEM as well as distribution business models and has worked to create cohesive strategies, efficient capital and liquidity structures and impactful financial communications within the companies in which she has worked.


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