Ed is instrumental in helping to develop strong leaders, engage associates and build the right talent, capabilities and rewards to win in a changing, global marketplace.
Prior to joining Apex Tool Group’s executive staff in February 2012, Ed was the Executive Vice President and CHRO for Exide Technologies, a publicly traded global company with $3B+ in sales. His diverse industry experience includes senior leadership positions with General Electric, Merck & Co., and Ingersoll Rand.
Ed brings nearly 25 years of global human resources and leadership experience, aligning organization and people practices with corporate strategies, goals and values. He has expertise managing all HR-related functions across 40+ countries and 5 continents, partnering with business leaders to design and execute strategies to enhance talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, change leadership, organizational effectiveness and culture, and leadership coaching and development.
He began his career in the public sector, and spent six years as a management attorney and labor negotiator. He’s co-authored three books and has had numerous articles published on a variety of labor and employee relations topics. He earned his law degree from Pace University School of Law, and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Ed’s favorite thing about working in the tool industry:
I love the pride in our diverse brands and the fact that ATG delivers value to society in unique and meaningful ways. Our more than 8,000 dedicated associates bring innovation and productivity to the experienced pro making life-saving products – and the do-it-yourselfer like me who’s just trying to do a simple weekend task!