ATG US

What is the company's mission

Our mission is to work collaboratively with distributors, retailers and large customers to provide end users with the tools they need to get the job done faster and for a greater value. We will continue to create processes and efficiencies that make ATG an approachable company that customers want to engage with for business.

Allison Moses
Vice President, Sourcing and Operations
What I do @ ATG
I oversee operations at our Gastonia and Apex manufacturing and distribution centers in North Carolina, as well as our distribution center in Canada. I am responsible for driving results using lean tools and best practices. The end goal is the manufacture and distribution of high-quality products that meet and often exceed customers' expectations.
 
Where I got my start
My first job was with Star Manufacturing where I oversaw the industrial engineering and quality control departments. I have always been fascinated with the processes of building things. My education is in industrial engineering, so the manufacturing and distribution processes are the part of my job that I find most interesting. That includes all aspects of making tools, packaging and shipping them to be sent off to customers through our distribution channels.
 
A day in my life
Every day I’m working to find additional solutions to problems. I spend my days working with the team, thinking of and implementing how to solve challenges in the most cost-effective and efficient way.  
 
What I would tell a prospective associate
Apex Tool Group offers many opportunities for associates who want to continue to improve professionally. We are hard workers who are accountable and responsible. Continuous improvement is a core corporate value. We all believe in making a difference and improving each and every day. If you want a job where your work has great impact, then this is the place for you.
Seth Meisel
Managing Director, Bain Capital

Focus: Industrial & Energy

New York

Experience:

Mr. Meisel joined Bain Capital in 1999. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Meisel was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting.

Education:

Mr. Meisel received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and graduated cum laude with an AB in Economics from Princeton University.

 

Greg Why
Operating Partner, Bain Capital

Boston

Experience:

Mr. Why joined Bain Capital in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Why was an Operating Partner at Parthenon Capital and a Vice President at Audax Group, where he played a variety of operating, transactional/due diligence and Board of Director’s roles. Earlier in his career, Mr. Why was a Manager at Bain & Company in Boston and a Senior Consultant at Accenture.

Education:

Mr. Why received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Bucknell University.

Rob Quandt
Principal, Bain Capital

Boston

Experience:

Mr. Quandt joined Bain Capital in 2006. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Quandt was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group where he consulted in the consumer products and transportation industries.

Education:

Mr. Quandt received an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Robicheck, Arjay Miller, and Siebel Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BA in economics and history.

Paul Edgerley
Managing Director, Bain Capital

Focus: Industrial & Energy

Boston

Experience:

Mr. Edgerley joined Bain Capital in 1988. He has been a Managing Director since 1990. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Edgerley spent five years at Bain & Company where he worked as a consultant and a manager in the healthcare, information services, retail and automobile industries. Previously, he worked at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company.

Education:

Mr. Edgerley received an MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant. He received a BS from Kansas State University.

Steve Breitzka
President and CEO

Steve is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Apex Tool Group. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company as well as day-to-day operations.

A Danaher veteran of more than 12 years, Steve previously served as Danaher Tool Group Executive and was a Corporate Vice President of Danaher since April 2007. In that position, he was responsible for Jacobs Chuck Manufacturing Company, The Iseli Company, and Delta Consolidated Industries. Prior to that post, he led (first as President then as Group Executive and corporate officer) Danaher Sensors and Controls, a global group of separate and distinct operating companies, from 2004 to 2007.

Steve has also served as president at Gems Sensors, Pacific Scientific Aerospace and Fisher Pierce, a power quality business within Pacific Scientific. He originally joined Danaher with the acquisition of Pacific Scientific Corporation in 1998. Throughout his career, Steve has consistently grown market share, improved returns and generated higher levels of cash flow for the businesses he has managed.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Rockford College in Illinois.

Steve’s favorite thing about working in the tool industry:

In particular, I get to oversee brands that have stood the test of time as well as newer innovations. For example, our Wiss® snips were introduced more than 75 years ago and remain the top cutting tool among sheet metal workers and HVAC pros. Crescent® introduced the very first adjustable wrench — now a ubiquitous tool — more than 100 years ago. I also enjoy being part of the new innovation process and filling a need in the marketplace with a new tool.

Q&A with Steve Breitzka,

President and CEO of Apex Tool Group CLICK HERE
Dave Wells
VP Finance & CFO

Dave is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities, including ensuring the integrity of Apex Tool Group’s financial reporting. He also oversees the ongoing evaluation and implementation of initiatives to support ATG’s short- and long-term strategic financial objectives.

Prior to the ATG joint venture, Dave served as Vice President of Finance for Danaher Tool Group. Before that, he held several financial leadership positions within the company, most recently as the Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Motion platform. Before joining Danaher, Dave served 19 years in various positions of increasing responsibility at Cooper Cameron’s compression and Cooper Industries’ energy services groups.

Dave holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ashland University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Grove City (PA) College.

Dave’s favorite Apex Tool Group tools:

My favorite tools are the Cleco® LiveWire™ cordless fastening tools and Global Controller. The wireless intelligence and technology built into the tools are amazing, and a real competitive advantage for ATG.  Being a car enthusiast, I admire the latest offerings from the fine German and U.S. car manufacturers and am proud that our products are utilized in the assembly process for so many of the best brands. 

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