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The Apex Tool Group (ATG) promotes Bernd Fruehwald to lead Global Power Tools brands 05/15/2020

Bernd FruehwaldBernd joined ATG in July 2014 as Gen­eral Man­ager of Weller Tools. He most re­cently served as VP and Pres­i­dent of the Eu­rope, Mid­dle East and Africa (EMEA) and Aus­tralia and New Zealand (ANZ) re­gions of ATG’s Global Power Tools and Hand Tools di­vi­sions.

“In mul­ti­ple roles with ATG, Bernd has demon­strated the abil­ity to grow mar­ket share, es­tab­lish ef­fec­tive busi­ness processes and drive fur­ther ef­fi­cien­cies in our Eu­ro­pean busi­ness,” said Jim Roberts, CEO. “We look for­ward to Bernd‘s lead­er­ship of our strate­gi­cally im­por­tant power tools busi­ness.”

Prior to ATG, he held ex­ec­u­tive roles with Bühler Motor GmbH, a pri­vately-held global man­u­fac­turer and mar­keter of mo­tion con­trol mo­tors, ac­tu­a­tors and mecha­tronic drive so­lu­tions. He served as VP for its In­dus­trial and Health­care busi­ness units; VP, Global R&D; and VP of its PMO of­fice. While at Bühler he was named an Of­fi­cer, and also served on its Board of Di­rec­tors.

He holds an MBA from St. Gallen Busi­ness School in Switzer­land and Alpen-Adria-Uni­ver­sität Kla­gen­furt, and earned a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from Tech­ni­cal High School Ans­bach.

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The Apex Tool Group (ATG) promotes Bernd Fruehwald to lead Global Power Tools brands 05/15/2020
Sparks, Mary­land (USA), – May 18, 2020 – Apex Tool Group (ATG), the lead­ing global man­u­fac­turer and sup­plier of high-per­for­mance hand and power tools, tool stor­age, drill chucks, chain and elec­tri­cal sol­der­ing prod­ucts for in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial and de­mand­ing do-it-your­self ap­pli­ca­tions, an­nounces that Bernd J. Frue­hwald has been pro­moted to Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Pres­i­dent of its Global Power Tools busi­ness unit, which in­cludes Cleco, Weller, and APEX. readmore
Succesful productronica – Strong interest in our smart soldering solutions 11/02/2019
Be­sigheim/Ger­many, No­vem­ber 2019 – Once again, Weller can look back on a suc­cess­ful pre­sen­ta­tion at this year’s Pro­duc­tron­ica. As a glob­ally ac­tive com­pany, pro­duc­tron­ica gives us ac­cess to in­ter­na­tional tar­get groups and is a great op­por­tu­nity to net­work fur­ther with our ex­ist­ing cus­tomers. readmore
No compromise. 05/13/2019
New ac­tive sol­der­ing tips offer pre­ci­sion, per­for­mance and power to meet grow­ing mar­ket de­mands readmore
Weller enlarges its new WT Line program with a 2-channel soldering station 08/03/2018
Be­sigheim/Ger­many, Sep­tem­ber 2018 – Weller pre­sents its new WT 2M sol­der­ing sta­tion for high-per­for­mance sol­der­ing. readmore
Advanced Automation by the soldering experts 01/05/2018
Be­sigheim / Ger­many, Jan­u­ary 2018 – More than half a cen­tury of ex­pe­ri­ence in sol­der­ing and su­pe­ri­or­ity in in­no­va­tion, al­lows us to take our cus­tomers to the next step in achiev­ing pro­duc­tion ex­cel­lence. The new WTBR 1000 Bench­top Robot rep­re­sents a one-of-a-kind syn­ergy of pre­ci­sion, re­li­a­bil­ity, and pro­duc­tiv­ity of sol­der­ing tasks. readmore
Exceptional ease of use and perfect performance – the latest in hot air technology 02/14/2017
Be­sigheim/Ger­many, March 2017 – With the WTHA 1, Weller Tools GmbH is pre­sent­ing the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of hot air sta­tions, boast­ing a power of 900 watts. readmore
Precise. Flexible. Unique. The new Weller WTQB 1000 rework system 09/19/2016
Be­sigheim, Ger­many, Oc­to­ber 2016 – With the new SMD re­work sys­tem WTQB 1000, Weller is pro­vid­ing an ef­fi­cient tool for cov­er­ing the en­tire re­work process: Des­ol­der­ing, pad clean­ing, po­si­tion­ing and sol­der­ing. Thanks to the in­te­grated cam­era, even the small­est com­po­nents can be po­si­tioned and re­paired man­u­ally – with max­i­mum pre­ci­sion. readmore
Weller Zero Smog TL – Pssst! Low-noise gas and particle extraction 08/20/2016
Be­sigheim, Sep­tem­ber 2016 – The Weller Zero Smog TL low-noise fume ex­trac­tion unit en­sures pure breath­able air in the work­place thanks to its extra large HEPA H13 fil­ter sur­face. readmore