Actuant Announces Executive Appointment

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) today announced the appointment of Kenneth C. Bockhorst as Executive Vice President, Energy Segment. Ken replaces Brian Kobylinski who was recently named President and Chief Operating Officer of Jason Industries, Inc.

Ken most recently served as business unit leader of Actuant’s Hydratight business since October 2014. Hydratight, comprising approximately two-thirds of Actuant’s Energy Segment revenues, provides maintenance related joint integrity products and services, maximizing safety and improving operational efficiency of existing energy assets. Ken joined Actuant in 2011 as global operations leader for the Enerpac business. Prior to Actuant, he held product management and operational leadership roles at IDEX Corporation (from 2007-2011) and Eaton Corporation (from 1991-2007).

Randy Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Actuant stated, “I am pleased to recognize and reward the contributions Ken has made over the past five years by elevating him to the position of Executive Vice President of the Energy Segment. He has a demonstrated track record of building strong customer relationships and motivated business teams, driving sales growth, executing robust operational excellence initiatives and improving profitability. I am confident that he will make instrumental contributions as we continue to build a premier global enterprise.”

About Actuant

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 tools and solutions, 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

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