Posted April 12, 2016

Actuant names Energy Segment EVP

Actuant Corporation announced the appointment of Kenneth C. Bockhorst as executive vice president, Energy Segment.

He replaces Brian Kobylinski, who was recently named president and chief operating officer of Jason Industries Inc.

Bockhorst most recently served as business unit leader of Actuant’s Hydratight business since October 2014. Hydratight, comprising approximately two-thirds of Actuant’s Energy Segment revenues, provides maintenance related joint integrity products and services, maximizing safety and improving operational efficiency of existing energy assets. Bockhorst joined Actuant in 2011 as global operations leader for the Enerpac business. Prior to Actuant, he held product management and operational leadership roles at IDEX Corporation (from 2007-2011) and Eaton Corporation (from 1991-2007).

“I am pleased to recognize and reward the contributions Ken has made over the past five years by elevating him to the position of executive vice president of the Energy Segment," said Randy Baker, chief executive officer of Actuant. "He has a demonstrated track record of building strong customer relationships and motivated business teams, driving sales growth, executing robust operational excellence initiatives and improving profitability. I am confident that he will make instrumental contributions as we continue to build a premier global enterprise.”