brand in China. The SATA® brand leads the professional tool market.
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.