The year Armstrong® brand was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Focus: Industrial & Energy
Mr. Meisel joined Bain Capital in 1999. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Meisel was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting.
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.
Focus: Industrial & Energy
Mr. Zide has been a Managing Director of Bain Capital since 2001 and a member of the firm since 1997. From 1998 through 2000, Mr. Zide was a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners, an affiliate of Bain Capital in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Zide was a partner of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he was founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms.
Mr. Zide received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from the University of Rochester.
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.
Mr. Why received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Bucknell University.
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.
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.
Focus: Industrial & Energy
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.
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 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.
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.
Stephen is responsible for the integration of business processes, including product development, engineering and pricing, across all Apex Tool Group brands.
Stephen was Director of Product Marketing for Danaher Tool Group prior to the ATG joint venture. In other roles with Danaher, he was business development manager and held multiple positions in channel marketing. Prior to joining Danaher, he was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently IBM (through acquisition).
Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration degree concentrating in corporate strategy, strategic marketing and product development from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Decision Science and Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
A Recent Project Tackled With ATG Tools:
I changed the timing belt and water pump in my wife’s SUV using a number of our automotive technicians’ tools from GearWrench®, including an indexing pry bar, a ¾” drive socket set, and a serpentine belt tool. Getting the right angle to nudge the water pump off was a challenge. Our GearWrench® indexing pry bar really came through.