People: Actuant Corp (ATU)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert A. Peterson is an Independent Director of Actuant Corporation, since 2003. Mr. Peterson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Norcross Safety Products, formerly a private equity owned business, since its inception in 1995 until it was sold to Honeywell in 2008. Prior to that he held executive level leadership positions with a number of firms including Farley Industries and Wright Line, after beginning his career at Ernst & Young. Mr. Peterson’s finance, mergers and acquisition and private equity background has been beneficial to the board in evaluating financial performance and strategic acquisitions. Additionally, his manufacturing and distribution industry experience is fit for the businesses included in the Company’s Industrial and Electrical segments. Mr. Peterson serves on the board of BarrierSafe Solutions International, Inc. (a private company).
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