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Regal Beloit appoints Louis V. Pinkham as CEO

Staff Writer |
Beloit, Wi., USA - Regal Beloit Corporation, an engineering company, announced that Louis V. Pinkham will become Regal's chief executive officer effective April 1, 2019.

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Mr. Pinkham is currently Senior Vice President for Crane Co. (a manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products).

He joined Crane Co. in October 2012 as Group President, Fluid Handling.

In 2014, Mr. Pinkham was named Senior Vice President, responsible for Fluid Handling and Electronics.

In 2016, Mr. Pinkham was promoted to his current role as Senior Vice President with responsibility for three of Crane's four reporting entities, including Aerospace & Electronics, Payment and Merchandising Technologies, and Engineered Materials.

In addition, he has corporate responsibility for facilitating Crane Co.'s emerging market growth in the Middle East & Africa, India and China.

Mr. Pinkham has announced his intention to resign his position with Crane Co., effective March 29, 2019.

Prior to joining Crane Co., he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Critical Power Solutions Division, Electrical Group at Eaton Corporation plc (a multinational power management company).

From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Pinkham held successive and increasing roles of global responsibility at Eaton, including Vice President and General Manager, Low Voltage Components; General Manager, Electrical Group for North Asia based in China; and Managing Director of the Electrical Group based in Switzerland.

Prior to joining Eaton, he held an Engineering and Quality Manager position at ITT Sherotec and a Process Design Engineer position with Molecular Biosystems, Inc.