President and Chief Executive Officer
Randy was appointed President and CEO effective March 1, 2016. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Joy Global, Inc where he held roles of increasing responsibility from 2009 forward. Prior to Joy, Randy was an executive with Case New Holland Inc. (“CNH”) from 2004 to 2009, holding a variety of roles including President and CEO of their agriculture equipment business. Prior to CNH, Mr. Baker had diverse leadership roles including marketing, sales, product development and engineering at Komatsu America Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand, and Sandvik Corporation. He was awarded an engineering degree from South Dakota.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rick joined Actuant in December of 2016. Prior to Actuant he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Century Aluminum Co. since 2014. Before this he served as Vice President-Finance Global Surface Mining Group and Vice President-Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Joy Global. Prior to Joy he served in various financial roles of increasing responsibility at Newell Brands and Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP. Rick received his B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Executive Vice President, Engineered Solutions and China
Roger joined Actuant in his current role in April 2014 from General Cable where he was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager Utility Products. During his 22-year career at General Cable, Roger held roles of increasing responsibility in their automotive, industrial and OEM businesses where he gained significant experience with mergers & acquisitions and global operations. Roger received his BA in Business Administration from Ohio University College of Business and an MBA from Xavier University.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Andre joined Actuant in January of 2017 from Rockwell Automation, where he was the Vice President Human Resources for Global Sales & Marketing and Control Products & Solutions. Prior to Rockwell Automation, Andre held Human Resource roles of increasing responsibility at Joy Global, Accenture, Best Buy, Beloit Corporation, Morton International and South African Breweries. Andre holds an MS in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, a BA Honors from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa), IPM Diploma from the Institute of Personnel Management (South Africa) and a BA Psychology and Sociology from the University of Western Cape (South Africa).
Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Chief Information Officer
Corporate Controller and
Principal Accounting Officer
Treasurer; Vice President, Tax; and Assistant Secretary
Randal W. Baker
President & CEO of Actuant
Gurminder S. Bedi (1)(3)
Managing Partner of Compass Acquisitions (a private equity partnership) and retired Vice President-Ford Motor Company
Danny Cunningham (2)
Former Partner and Chief Risk Officer of Deloitte and Touche LLP
Jim Ferland (2)(3)
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Babcock & Wilcox Company
President and Chief Executive Officer of NN, Inc.
R. Alan Hunter Jr. (1)(2)
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, The Stanley Works (a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of tools, hardware and specialty hardware products).
Robert A. Peterson (3)(4)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Norcross Safety Products L.L.C. (manufacturer and marketer of personal safety equipment sold to Honeywell)
Holly A. Van Deursen (1)(3)
Former executive of BP plc including Group VP Petrochemicals and Group VP Strategy.
Dennis K. Williams (1)(2)
Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of IDEX Corporation (a manufacturer of engineered industrial products)
(1) Member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
(2) Member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
(3) Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors
(4) Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Board of Directors