Every day our leaders strive to build the path to a more responsive, efficient, innovative Regal Rexnord. To lead us to the future, they must embrace change, break down barriers and enable cross-functional teams to envision the Regal Rexnord of tomorrow.
Our leadership mantra centers around respect—respect for the individuals we work with every day and the individuals we serve. Above all, our leaders care about the quality of our products and services, their value to our customers and our continued growth and performance.
Louis V. Pinkham
Chief Executive Officer
Joined the Company in April 2019, as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pinkham was Senior Vice President of Crane Co. from 2016–2019; prior thereto, he served in other leadership roles at Crane Co. from 2012–2016. Prior to joining Crane Co., Mr. Pinkham was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Critical Power Solutions Division, Electrical Group at Eaton Corporation. From 2000–2012, he held successive and increasing roles of global responsibility at Eaton. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Pinkham held an Engineering and Quality Manager position at ITT Sherotec and a Process Design Engineer position with Molecular Biosystems, Inc.
Robert J. Rehard
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Joined the Company in February 2015, as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and became Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rehard was a Division Controller for Eaton Corporation and held several other financial leadership positions throughout his career with Baxter, Emerson, Masco and Cooper. Mr. Rehard started his career with Deloitte in Costa Mesa, California.
John M. Avampato
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Joined the Company in April 2006 and became Vice President, Chief Information Officer in April 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Avampato was Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Newell Rubbermaid from 1999–2006. Mr. Avampato served in several positions for Newell Rubbermaid from 1984–1999.
Scott D. Brown
President, Commercial Systems Segment
Joined the Company in August 2005 and became President, Commercial Systems Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Brown, in successive roles, served as Vice President, Business Leader of Commercial Motors, Vice President, Business Leader of Control Solutions, and Vice President, Manufacturing. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brown spent 17 years with General Electric in operations and various business leadership roles.
John C. Kunze
President, Climate Solutions Segment
Joined the Company in September 2007 and became President, Climate Solutions Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Kunze served as Vice President, Business Leader of Climate Solutions, and, before that, Vice President, Business Leader of Air Moving. From 2000-2007, Mr. Kunze served as Chief Operating Officer of Jakel, Inc. He began his career with Invensys and Emerson.
Cheryl A. Lewis
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Joined the Company in March 2020, as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lewis served as Segment Director, Human Resources for Illinois Tool Works Inc. from 2010–2020. Prior to joining Illinois Tool Works Inc., Ms. Lewis was Vice President, Human Resources with Alcan Packaging from 2008–2010. From 1991–2008, she held successive and increasing roles of responsibility, including Vice President, Human Resources, at Panduit Corporation.
Jerry R. Morton
President, Motion Control Solutions Integration
Joined the Company in February 2015 and became President, Motion Control Solutions Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Morton served as Vice President, Business Leader of Motion Control Solutions from 2017-2019, and led the global operations for Regal Rexnord's power transmission business from 2015-2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morton spent 28 years with Emerson in a variety of roles in Quality, Technology, and Operations and was Vice President, Global Operations of Emerson's power transmission business at the time Regal Rexnord Corporation acquired that business.
Thomas E. Valentyn
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Joined the Company in December 2013, as Associate General Counsel and became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Valentyn was General Counsel with Twin Disc, Inc. from 2007–2013. From 2000–2007, he served as Vice President and General Counsel with Norlight Telecommunications; prior thereto he served as in-house counsel with Johnson Controls, Inc. from 1991–2000. He began his legal career with Borgelt, Powell, Peterson and Frauen in Milwaukee, WI.
Joined the Company in October 2021 as President, Motion Control Solutions Segment after the Company’s merger with the Rexnord Process & Motion Control Segment where Mr. Zaba held the title of Group Executive and President from 2014-2021. Prior to this, he held a number of leadership roles with increasing responsibility during his 24 year tenure at Rockwell Automation, including Vice President of Solutions, Services & Sales and Vice President and General Manager of the Control & Visualization products business. Mr. Zaba’s experience as a global business leader includes assignments across a variety of commercial, innovation, and operational roles, including a multiyear assignment leading an Asia-Pacific ETO solutions business while residing in Shanghai, China.