David Ling
President, Asia Pacific Hand Tools

David is accountable for leading the management team and has P&L responsibility, which includes both commercial and manufacturing activities.

Prior to the Apex Tool Group joint venture, David was president of Danaher Tool Group in Asia.  He has more than 30 years experience in the hand tool industry, including serving as Vice President and General Manager of Danaher Tool Group, Asia. David also founded Lea Way Hand Tool Corporation and served as general manager for several years until the company was acquired by Danaher in 1981.

David holds a Bachelor's Degree in Navigation from Marine University in Taiwan.

David’s favorite thing about working in the tool industry:

With over 30 years and counting of working in the hand tool industry, I’ve really grown to love the work environment at ATG. I am driven every day by our efforts to continuously pursue innovation, whether large or small, in order to make a tool that is better and easier to use by our customers. There’s much more than meets the eye in the design and development of a wrench.