the year Carl Weller's soldering gun patent was issued
John leads the North American Hand Tools business – with heavy emphasis on sales, marketing and product development.
Prior to the Apex Tool Group joint venture, John served as president of Danaher's commercial operations. He joined Danaher in 2004 as President of its consumer tools business. Before joining Danaher, John held management and marketing leadership positions with Newell Rubbermaid and Black & Decker.
John holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University in Maryland.
John’s favorite thing about working in the tool industry:
The tool industry is blessed with an enthusiastic end user base that simply can’t get enough news and information on tools. If we offer a new idea, or a better spin on an old idea, our end users immediately recognize its benefit and look to add it to their tool collection. Whether they are professional tool users or DIY enthusiasts, or whether they have 1,000 tools in their box or 10 – innovation and new ideas always interest them. It’s rewarding to be part of a company that can supply that level of innovation.