Posted January 25, 2018

Actuant names EVP of Industrial and Energy

Actuant Corporation announced the appointment of John Jeffrey Schmaling as executive vice president, Industrial and Energy segments.

Schmaling brings more than 30 years of experience with international manufacturers of heavy equipment and services in the mining, construction, agricultural and industrial sectors. He most recently held the position of president, North America for Komatsu Mining Corporation (formerly Joy Global Inc.) since 2010. Prior to that, he served as senior director dealer development and account management at Case International Harvester, a Division of Fiat S.p.A. Earlier in his career he held various sales, marketing and product development roles. He was awarded a BS from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

“I am pleased to welcome Jeff to Actuant. I had the privilege of working with Jeff in the past and know firsthand his proven record of accomplishment in sales, product management, marketing, dealer development and P&L leadership achieved through a focus on building strong teams and driving ownership for safety, financial performance, continuous improvement and growth at every level of an organization," said Randy Baker, president and chief executive officer.