Apex Appoints New President of Global Power Tools Unit


Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global leader in industrial hand and power tools, has announced the appointment of experienced tool industry executive Ross Porter, Jr. to its Executive Leadership Team as Senior Vice President and President of its Global Power Tools business unit, effective today.  Porter reports to James J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Apex Tool Group.

Global Power Tools

Porter, 51, joins Apex Tool Group after holding senior executive roles at both Newell Brands and Chamberlain Industries, including general management, finance, corporate development and investor relations.  “Ross has a proven track record with deep experience in the tool industry, particularly around new product development, operations and M&A,” said James J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Apex Tool Group. “I look forward to his leadership in driving strategic growth and continuing to elevate our business globally.”

Ross worked for two decades at Newell Brands in senior executive roles, most recently serving as President of three Global Business Units where he led strong brand building and new product development initiatives for the Construction Tools/Accessories, Hardware and Office Products divisions.  Earlier at Newell, Ross was Vice President and CFO for two business groups, and was the company’s investor relations leader.

After his tenure with Newell, Porter joined Chamberlain Industries as its Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, and then served as President and COO of its Controlled Products Systems Group.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC
Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years.

Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.