Harold Karp, President and CEO
Since 2016 Harold has successfully led Applied Process as CEO and President establishing a pattern of operational improvements and strategic growth while focusing on the needs of the customer. As a highly successful business leader, Harold’s unique business management perspective comes from serving as CEO, President/COO, General Manager, Corporate Controller, and senior roles in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Business Planning, and Product Development throughout his extensive career.
Harold most recently was the President & Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at Tecumseh Products Company turning the company profitable in just 18 months. Previously, Harold worked with The Alpine Group, an investment holding company, where he served as President/COO for a number of Alpine’s portfolio companies including Wolverine Tube, Essex Electric and a division of Superior Telecom. Throughout his career, Harold has served on a number of Boards including: Tecumseh; publicly traded Israeli company, Synergy Cable, Inc.; Chairman, Board of Directors of an Asian Joint Venture between Wolverine and German based Wieland Group; and several civic non-profit organizations.
Harold received his Master of Business Administration and Management from Bellarmine University, and his B.S. in Accounting from University of Kentucky. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Production and Inventory Manager APICS (CPIM).