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Sparks, MD — May 13, 2022 – Apex Tool Group today announced the appointment of William A. Burke III to SVP, and President of North American Hand Tools (NAHT). Burke will commence his duties on Monday, May 16.
Burke is a seasoned tool industry executive with 37 years of leadership experience in consumer and industrial products. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Newell Brands, where he was responsible for managing a $10 billion portfolio of global businesses. Prior to his tenure at Newell, Bill spent 20 years at Black & Decker in several executive management...Continue Reading
Sparks, MD – February 21, 2022 – Apex Tool Group today announced the retirement plans of current Chief Marketing Officer Bob Heisner. Heisner joined ATG in July 2016 and was named CMO in October 2020. In his time with ATG, Heisner helped build ATG’s six flagship brands, APEX®, Cleco®, Crescent®, GEARWRENCH®, SATA® and Weller® and repositioned Cleco as a master brand. His leadership served him well through the development of key business processes and ATG’s Digital Center of Excellence.
Sparks, MD. – Apex Tool Group (ATG) recently announced the appointment of Bob H. Heisner to SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Bob will lead the further development of all ATG hand tool and power tool brands – which include GEARWRENCH®, APEX®, Crescent®, Weller®, Cleco®, and SATA® – while continuing to sharply accelerate ATG’s e-commerce capabilities. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Bob will report directly to Jim Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, ATG, and be based in the...Continue Reading
Sparks, MD, August 17, 2020 - Last month, Apex Tool Group (ATG) was presented with AutoZone's “Extra Miler” award during the aftermarket parts retailer's Virtual Vendor Summit. This annual award is given to AutoZone's very best vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and beyond the call of duty, exceed expectations and consistently do more than expected."
Sparks, MD, August 3, 2020 - Grand Forks-based Acme Tools, a premier tool and equipment retailer in the Upper Midwest, was recently recognized by Apex Tool Group as its 2019 Partner of the Year.
“Acme Tools has been a tremendous industrial channel partner over the years,” said Jim Roberts, CEO of Apex Tool Group who spoke at the recognition event. “In 2019 their performance reached a new high, with significantly increased store and online sales that helped us launch leadership new products and grow our strategic brands.”
Sparks, MD, March 30, 2020 - The Red Dot Jury has spoken: ATG’s Crescent® Shockforce tape measure and Crescent® EX6 2-in-1 Extendable Layout Tool were both named Tool Category winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for their outstanding design quality. This means that Apex Tool Group is again one of the winners in the world’s most renowned design competition.
ATG's Crescent® brand team, supported by ATG’s industrial design studio in Charlotte, NC and R&D engineers in Apex, NC, introduced both of these innovative new products in 2019.
Sparks, MD, March 23, 2020 - In this time when our families, business and communities around the world are responding to unprecedented changes in our daily lives, I want to relay what we are doing to help protect the health of our associates.
ATG has taken steps to keep our workforce safe, ensure important benefits continuation if they must be away from work, and slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our...Continue Reading
Sparks, Md.—GEARWRENCH® is proud to roll out its new line of 90-tooth ratchets to start 2020, bolstering one of its signature product categories in the process. Unveiled at the SEMA Show this past November, the 90-tooth ratchet line is stronger and provides better access, all while being more comfortable on the hands of professional mechanics who turn them countless times a day.
Our growing...Continue Reading
Sparks, MD, December 10, 2019 - Apex Tool Group (ATG) is proud to have brought home two awards from November's executive conference for Distribution America (DA) and PRO Group, held in St. Petersburg, Florida.
This year ATG earned honors from both distribution organizations, and was the only supplier to earn two awards in 2019. "I can't thank our teams...Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC, November 11, 2019 - Apex Tool Group was again named one of Charlotte’s “Best Places to Work" for the second year in a row by the Charlotte Business Journal. This annual ranking recognizes employers based on employee feedback, benefits / perks, and other company culture benchmarks.
The “Best Places to Work” competition...Continue Reading