ITT Inc. announced the appointment of Michael G. Guhde as president of its Connect & Control Technologies (CCT) business, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Luca Savi. CCT, one of ITT?s three segments, is a leading manufacturer of connectors and control components for critical applications in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Guhde will be based at CCT?s headquarters in Irvine, CA.

Guhde joins ITT from Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), where he led a large, global business serving the automotive industry through the development and manufacture of highly engineered components. In this role, he oversaw several business improvements that led to consistent, sustainable advancements in customer satisfaction while driving significant profitability increases. He also led the creation of a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) focused business unit to address rising demand.

Prior to ITW, Guhde spent more than twenty years at Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) as general manager of its industrial cylinder and hydraulic cartridge divisions after leading global sales and marketing for the hydraulic cartridge division from 2005-2013. He also held roles of increasing responsibility across sales, operations and engineering during his tenure at Parker Hannifin. Guhde holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.