Actuant Names Two EVPs

Posted on January 3, 2013

Actuant Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., announced that Brian Kobylinski has been named executive vice president, Industrial Segment and China, and Sheri Roberts-Updike as Executive Vice President, Energy Segment.

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.

Roberts-Updike joins Actuant from Tyco International where she was P\president, Tyco Valves & Controls, LP and vice president & general manager, Global Oil & Gas since 2010. Prior to Tyco, she spent over 20 years with Royal Dutch Shell the most recent of which was General Manager, Americas for Shell Chemical Co.

"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," said Mark Goldstein, Actuant’s chief operating officer.

The Actuant businesses include an array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy markets and position and motion control systems.