Mr. Nick Pinchuk
Chairman and CEO, Snap-on Incorporated

Nick Pinchuk is chairman and chief executive officer of Snap-on Incorporated.

Nick's career has been marked by ongoing service to his country, his company, and the American workforce. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard, and his Master and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He served our country in Vietnam as an officer in the United States Army.

Nick is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Council on Competitiveness, the Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance, and Carthage College.

Before joining Snap-on in 2002 as senior vice president and president of the Snap-on Worldwide Commercial and Industrial Group, Nick was president of global refrigeration operations, a multibillion- dollar business unit of Carrier Corporation and a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. He also spent more than a decade as president of Carrier's Asia Pacific operations, based in that region. Prior to United Technologies, he was with Ford Motor Company, where he held various financial and engineering positions.

Nick has continuously been recognized for his leadership in manufacturing, workforce development, and education. IndustryWeek inducted him into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame for his work in leading the American manufacturing renaissance. Earlier this year, Nick was honored with the Manufacturing Icon Award by the National Association of Manufacturers, an award that recognizes leaders who inspire Americans to promote, perpetuate, and preserve manufacturing in the U.S. In addition, for his support of a skilled American workforce, SkillsUSA named him Champion of the Year. Most recently, he was recognized by Chief Executive magazine for his role in promoting "American Made" production and was presented with that publication's Excellence in Manufacturing Leadership award, acknowledging him as a model CEO among his peers in the industry.

Nick continues to be an outspoken leader on workforce development in media appearances and speaking engagements across the country. He appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg, commenting on the global economic scene and advocating for arming everyday people with the skills they need to win the global competition for jobs.

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