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Louis Pinkham

Regal Rexnord Corp.  |  Beloit

Louis Pinkham became chief executive officer of Regal Beloit Corp. in 2019. Under his leadership, the Beloit-based electric motors and power transmission components manufacturer completed a $3.7 billion merger with Milwaukee-based Rexnord Corp.’s process and motion control business. One of the region’s largest deals that year, the merger closed in October 2021, leading to the new entity known as Regal Rexnord Corp. In November of last year, Regal Rexnord closed on its $279 million acquisition of Oshkosh-based Arrowhead Systems LLC.

In October of this year, it announced plans to buy Massachusetts-based Altra Industrial Motion Corp. for $5 billion. Regal Rexnord has said the deal will combine complementary power transmission portfolios and open up new avenues for profitable growth.

Regal Rexnord ranked No. 763 on last year’s Fortune 1000 and is among the 20 largest corporations in the state. With operations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Regal Rexnord has about 29,000 employees. It reported revenue of $3.8 billion in 2021.

Previously, Pinkham held senior vice president roles with Crane Co. and with the critical power solutions division, electrical group at Eaton Corp. plc. He’s served on the boards of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation and on the board of governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

Education: Bachelor’s, Duke University; master’s in engineering management, Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering; MBA, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management

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