Sunday, October 10, 2010

Actuant Names Sheri Grissom Vice President, Human Resources

Actuant Names Grissom Vice President, Human Resources

MILWAUKEE, Sep 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Actuant Corporation (ATU 23.27+0.39+1.70%) announced that it has named Sheri Grissom as Vice President Human Resources. She comes to Actuant from Johnson Controls where she was Vice President Human Resources for the Service, Energy Solution and Global Workplace Solutions business within the Building Efficiency segment.
Ms. Grissom will report jointly to Robert Arzbaecher, CEO and Mark Goldstein, COO, and will work closely with the Actuant executive committee to implement initiatives to drive the Company's organizational performance. "As we continue to expand our global business and drive continuous improvement initiatives, our human resources focus becomes more critical than ever in terms of hiring, developing and retaining the best talent to support our strategic vision," said Arzbaecher. "Sheri's broad-based, global experience as a human resources leader made her a perfect fit to lead this key strategic area within Actuant."
Prior to Johnson Controls, Ms. Grissom held increasingly responsible human resources positions with several leading global organizations including Johns Manville, McKechnie Group and General Electric. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Wichita State University.
About Actuant
Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company with 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 related industries and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Butler, 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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