Since your appointment to CEO of Apex Tool Group in 2010, what accomplishments have made you most proud?

First, I’m proud of the way we outperformed the targets we set for Apex Tool Group when we created the joint venture between Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools. Our 8,000 employees worked together to harness the collective breadth of the two companies and make ATG one of the most powerful tool manufacturers in the world.  Secondly, I’m very proud of our commitment to innovation with respect to our processes and our products. We’ve developed an exceptional system for creating new products, from concept to completion, that solve real-world problems other tools cannot.