Actuant Announces Executive Appointments
MILWAUKEE -- January 2, 2013
Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) today announced the following executive
appointments: Brian Kobylinski as Executive Vice President, Industrial Segment
and China, and Sheri Roberts-Updike as Executive Vice President, Energy
Mr. Kobylinski’s new role was created to give enhanced focus to the expansion
of the Industrial segment, as well as to develop and accelerate China growth
strategies for all of Actuant. He is a 20 year veteran of the Company, and
under his leadership the Energy and Industrial segments have grown from a
collective $440 million in 2007 to over $750 million in fiscal 2012.
Ms. Roberts-Updike joins Actuant from Tyco International where she was
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-Updike 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.
Said Mark Goldstein, Actuant’s Chief Operating Officer, “I am pleased to
welcome Sheri to Actuant and to have Brian take on this important new role.
Separating the leadership of the Industrial and Energy segments is an
essential next step to expanding our current businesses and developing new
markets and competencies in these strategically important segments. I want to
thank Brian for his leadership of the Energy segment over the past five years
where he developed and executed on a clear vision for the business, delivered
strong growth, and instilled a collaborative and results oriented culture.
Sheri brings extensive industry and global experience to Actuant. Both
executives have a demonstrated history of building strong customer
relationships and motivated teams, driving sales growth, and improving
profitability, and I am confident they will make instrumental contributions as
we continue to build a premier global enterprise.”
Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company serving customers from
operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a
broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools
and supplies; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly
engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in
1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the
NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its
businesses, visit the Company's website at www.actuant.com.
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