KENOSHA, Wis. — Snap-on’s board of directors has appointed Henry Knueppel as a director, effective Sept. 1.
Knueppel has served as chairman of Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products, since April 2006. Since joining Regal Beloit in 1979, he has held various positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as its CEO from 2005 until April 2011, and as its president and chief operating officer from 2002 to 2005.
Knueppel also serves as a director of Harsco Corp., a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products.
“Snap-on is pleased to welcome Henry Knueppel to our board of directors,” said W. Dudley Lehman, Snap-on director and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. "Henry has extensive experience in the industrial arena and has demonstrated many years of continuing business success. We look forward to him being a valuable member of the Snap-on team."
Knueppel’s appointment increases the size of the board to 12 members. Knueppel will be put forward as a nominee for shareholder ratification and election at Snap-on’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.