People: Actuant Corp (ATU)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert C. Arzbaecher is Chairman of the Board of Actuant Corporation. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer effective January 2014. Mr. Arzbaecher has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 2000 and prior to that was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1994 and Senior Vice President since 1998. He served as Vice President, Finance of Tools & Supplies from 1993 to 1994. Prior to joining the Company in 1992 as Corporate Controller, Mr. Arzbaecher held various financial positions with Grabill Aerospace, Farley Industries and Grant Thornton. Mr. Arzbaecher is a certified public accountant and also is a director of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and Fiduciary Management, Inc. mutual funds. Mr. Arzbaecher’s day to day leadership, as Chief Executive Officer, provides the board with a thorough understanding of the Company, including strategy, business development, international operations and served markets. Additionally, he provides the board with finance and acquisition experience, which is beneficial given the Company’s stated goal of growth through acquisitions.
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