Technology >> CEO Interviews >> November 17, 1999

Richard G. Sim – Applied Power Inc (apw)

RICHARD G. SIM is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of APW Ltd. Mr. Sim joined Applied Power in 1985, since that time sales have grown from $100 million to almost $2 billion in fiscal 1999. He took Applied Power public in 1987 and completed the spin off of APW Ltd. in August 2000. Prior to joining Applied Power, Mr. Sim served in a variety of management positions at General Electric. Mr. Sim is a native of Scotland and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow and earned his PhD from Cambridge University. Dick also serves as a director on the Boards of IPSCO Inc. and Oshkosh Truck Corporation. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief overview of Applied Power Inc.?

Mr. Sim: The company was founded in 1910, went public in 1987 and has

been an industrial manufacturing company up through 1996. Starting