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Apex Tool Group Names President of North American Hand Tools

William A. Burke III

Apex Tool Group has announced the appointment of William A. Burke III to Senior Vice President and President of North American Hand Tools (NAHT).

Burke is a seasoned tool industry executive with 37 years of leadership experience in consumer and industrial products. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Newell Brands, where he was responsible for managing a $10 billion portfolio of global businesses. Prior to his tenure at Newell, he spent 20 years at Black & Decker in several executive management positions, including vice president and general manager of the Product Service Division and global vice president of marketing.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Burke will report directly to Jim Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Apex Tool Group.

"Bill has significant experience driving internal growth and building competitive advantage while improving operating margins and cash flow. I am confident that his leadership of the NAHT team and involvement in the Executive Leadership Team will help elevate Apex Tool Group's business and organizational goals to a new level," said Roberts.

Burke holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Loyola University Maryland, where he also serves on the board as a trustee.

For more information contact:

Apex Tool Group

910 Ridgebrook Road, Ste. 200

Sparks, MD 21152


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