Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has promoted Steven B. Hedlund to Executive Vice-President and President of the International Welding segment.

Steven B. Hedlund, Executive Vice-President and President of the International Welding segment.

Steven B. Hedlund, Executive Vice-President and President of the International Welding segment.

In this role, Hedlund will lead the European (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) and Asia Pacific regions’ day-to-day operations and oversee the implementation of all strategic, operational and commercial initiatives. He will continue to serve as a member of the management committee.

Hedlund succeeds Mathias Hallmann, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

Hedlund most recently served as Senior Vice-President and President of Global Automation. He joined the company in 2008 as Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development where he led strategic planning and acquisitions. Previously, he was with Fortune Brands, Inc. and at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Dartmouth College.

“I am pleased to announce Steve’s promotion to this role,” said Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President and CEO. “Steve’s extensive experience, process-driven approach and achievements in advancing our automation strategy will help drive the International Welding segment’s next phase of growth and development with Air Liquide Welding.”