Apex Tool Group announces two new board members

Apex Tool Group has appointed two new executives to its board of directors.

Thomas Wroe Jr., Sensata Technologies' chairman of the board and former CEO, will serve as chairman and will also be a member of the board's Compensation Committee. Terry Klebe, retired Cooper Industries vice chairman and CFO, will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee.

"We're very fortunate to attract such strong operational and financial leaders as Apex Tool Group continues to leverage global growth opportunities in the power and hand tool industry," said Steve Breitzka, CEO of Apex Tool Group, who also serves on the board.  "I look forward to their invaluable contributions and guidance as we work to bring the business to a new level of performance, reputation and operational excellence." 

Wroe is chairman of the board and former CEO of Sensata Technologies, a global sensing and protection solutions industrial manufacturer. He had a 34-year career with Texas Instruments, holding a variety of management assignments in operations, engineering, marketing, and business development across all of the businesses in TI's Materials & Controls Division, where he was named president in 1995, and subsequently appointed senior VP of Texas Instruments in 1998. He currently serves on the board of directors of GT Advanced Technologies and the Chase Corp., and is chairman of the board of directors for Cape Cod Healthcare.

Klebe is the former vice chairman and former senior VP and CFO of Cooper Industries, a multinational industrial manufacturer acquired by Eaton Corp. in 2012.  He was with Cooper industries for 16 years and retired in April 2011. Prior to that,  Klebe held senior executive management roles in information technology, operations and finance, and before that was a partner with Ernst & Young.  He currently serves on the board and Audit Committee of Fairchild Semiconductor International.