David Pugh joined Applied Industrial Technologies
as President and COO in January 1999. He assumed the title of CEO in January 2000. In October 2000, David became Chairman. He joined Applied from Rockwell International Corporation where he served as Senior Vice President of the industrial Control Group. In that position, he had responsibility for a global manufacturing operation encompassing three business groups, 5,000 employees, and 13 operating locations. Prior to joining Rockwell in 1994, David held various sales, marketing and operations positions at Square D Company and Westinghouse Electric. At Square D Company, he served as Chief Marketing Officer, and Vice President and General Manager of its power equipment business unit. At Westinghouse Electric, he served as Plant Manager and later Vice President for construction sales. Davidís career includes extensive experience in managing logistics as well as channel management, providing him significant insight into the distribution industry.