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Rudy Coetzee—Artemis Industrial Tech

Rudi Coetzee Appointed CEO of Ohio Tool Works

We are thrilled to announce that Rudi Coetzee has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Tool Works, effective immediately.

Rudi is an engineer not only by education, but by upbringing. As a son of an engineer who built products to improve the efficiency of coal mines in South Africa, Rudi has truly been working in Industrial Technology his entire life. With over 30 years of experience in not only mechanical engineering but also sales, sales management, operations and leadership, Rudi is a unique leader.

Prior to joining OTW, he worked for over a decade at Saint-Gobain in various business development, general management and operations roles. Thereafter he served as Executive Vice President at Active Minerals International before becoming President and CEO of Aventics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pneumatic components and systems.

Rudi can be described as a highly organized and results-focused executive who achieves consistent results and builds top-performing global teams by providing sound strategic vision across all functional disciplines in manufacturing and highly engineered environments. He is a quick learner of new methods and environments with a passion for change, challenge, and continuous improvement. He is a versatile team leader with success in improving bottom line results through cost reduction, productivity, and revenue growth.

In commenting on his new role and working with Artemis, Rudi said, “What is exciting about joining OTW is the strong foundation on which to build. I was so impressed with the company’s ability to deliver custom solutions while also delivering unparalleled customer service. Having been around industrial technology for many many years, that combination is not easy to find. We are in a great position to accelerate our growth.”

“Another factor that drew me to this role was the opportunity to work with Artemis. From their vast engineering and industry knowledge, to their problem solving ability, to their professional and personal investment in our success, we are real partners in this endeavor. Having them as a resource helps me to be more effective as a leader.”

About Ohio Tool Works

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Ashland, Ohio, OTW designs and builds both standard and custom honing products for a diverse and growing base of customers across the global oil and gas, industrial, aerospace, and metalworking industries. OTW’s highly-engineered systems and consumables ensure that its customers’ own mission-critical products – such as down-hole piping and high pressure cylinders – are precisely finished for performance and reliability. OTW operates a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Ashland, Ohio, with sales offices in Houston and expanding distribution channels worldwide.

About Artemis

Founded in 2010, Artemis is a Boston-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing manufacturers of differentiated industrial technologies, including analytical and lab instrumentation. Artemis seeks to partner with companies that have strong established management teams, outstanding engineering capabilities, unique products, and expanding niche markets. For more information on Artemis, please visit:

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Jesse Moran
Vice President, Business Development
(978) 505-0822