Actuant Announces Executive Appointments

Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) today announced that Brian Kobylinski has been named Executive Vice President - Energy Segment and China following the departure of Sheri Roberts who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Kobylinski most recently served as Executive Vice President - Industrial Segment and China. He is a 20 year veteran of Actuant and has held various roles of increasing responsibility including Hydratight business and Energy Segment leadership.

In addition, Actuant announced that Mark Sefcik has been promoted to Executive Vice President - Industrial Segment. Mr. Sefcik is currently the Enerpac business leader and he will continue to manage that business, in addition to his segment responsibilities, until such time as a successor is determined. He joined Actuant in his current role five years ago from HUSCO International where he was an Executive Vice President.

Said Mark Goldstein, President and Chief Operating Officer, “Brian has been a significant contributor to Actuant’s success during his 20 year tenure, and he knows the Energy Segment well from his prior leadership roles. Naming Brian to lead Energy not only enhances the continuity in leadership, it allows Actuant to recognize and reward the contributions of Mark who has done an exceptional job during the past five years as Enerpac business leader. Both executives have a demonstrated history of building strong customer relationships and motivated teams, driving sales growth, and improving profitability, and I am confident they will make instrumental contributions as we continue to build a premier global enterprise.”

About Actuant

Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company's website at www.actuant.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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