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CLEVELAND, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LECO) announced today the promotion of David J. Nangle to Executive Vice President of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. effective July 19, 2018. This is in addition to his role as President of The Harris Products Group segment (“Harris”).
As President of Harris, Mr. Nangle has successfully expanded the Harris® brand through product innovations and has advanced operational excellence through extensive lean and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) initiatives. His organizations’ efforts have resulted in a significant improvement in segment profitability and operational efficiency in the last five years. Harris’ achievements have been recognized internally with numerous Chairman Awards, as well as by Industry Week for their prestigious, nationwide Best Plants competition.
“Dave’s strong leadership has been invaluable in advancing Harris towards commercial and operational excellence,” stated Christopher L. Mapes, Lincoln Electric’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s announcement recognizes Dave’s successful track record and the value he has created for all of our stakeholders.”
Mr. Nangle joined Lincoln Electric in 1979 and held numerous sales management positions with increasing responsibility. In 1999, he was appointed President of the Company’s Harris Calorific subsidiary and in 2003, was appointed as President of the Company’s retail subsidiary, WCTA LLC. He was also elected President of J.W. Harris Co. in 2005. Mr. Nangle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College and an MBA from California State University, Fresno.
About Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website at www.lincolnelectric.com.
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