Keynote Speaker 

NICHOLAS T. PINCHUK
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Nick Pinchuk is chairman and chief executive officer of Snap-on Incorporated, and serves on its board of directors.


Mr. Pinchuk was named president and chief operating officer in April 2007, when he was also appointed to Snap-on’s board.  He was elected chief executive officer in December 2007 and subsequently chairman in April 2009.  He joined Snap-on in 2002 as senior vice president and president of Snap-on’s Worldwide Commercial and Industrial Group. 


Before Snap-on, Mr. Pinchuk was president, global refrigeration operations, a multi-billion dollar business unit of Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.  Prior to that, he served in executive, operational, planning and financial capacities within Carrier and United Technologies, including: president, Asia-Pacific air conditioning operations; global vice president, strategic planning; and chief financial officer, Carrier International Corporation.  Before joining United Technologies, he was with the Ford Motor Company, where he held various financial and engineering positions.  He also served in Vietnam as an officer in the United States Army.


Mr. Pinchuk received an M.B.A. from Harvard, and master and bachelor of science degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Columbus McKinnon Corporation; on the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers; on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation; on the Senior Advisory Board of the Syracuse University School of Management; and on the Board of Trustees of Carthage College.


Mr. Pinchuk is an outspoken leader on workforce development and technical education and careers. Recognizing his role in the formation of our nation’s technical education agenda, the Career and Technical Education Foundation named him National Business Leader of the Year in 2011. SkillsUSA named him Champion of the Year in 2012, recognizing his extensive support for the growth of a skilled American workforce. In 2014, he was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame.


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