James Denis has been promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Counsel. For the last nine months James has served as Acting General Counsel & Company Secretary, overseeing all aspects of our legal function as well acting as our corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. In addition, he has been a valuable member of the Enerpac Tool Group Executive Leadership Team during this time. Prior to this role James served as our company’s Assistant General Counsel from 2020 to 2021, Regional General Counsel for the Americas and APAC from 2018 to 2020 and started his career at Actuant in 2013 as our Global Litigation Counsel.

Throughout his career at Enerpac Tool Group, James has provided invaluable legal expertise on the divestiture of the EC&S segment, renaming of the company, implementation of contracting Delegation of Authority as well as broad-based support on global litigation and dispute resolution.

Before joining Enerpac Tool Group James was a shareholder with the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. where he was a member of the firm’s Products Liability and Insurance Risk Management Teams. James earned a BA degree from St. Norbert College and his JD from Marquette University.