By Jemima Owen-Jones2017-06-02T07:47:00+01:00
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.
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.”
Welding product manufacturer Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s welding business.
Lincoln Electric’s new $30m Welding Technology Centre project is on schedule for a 2017 opening.
Air Liquide has announced that it has signed an agreement with Lincoln Electric France SAS, subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. to sell Air Liquide Welding, its subsidiary specialised in the manufacture of welding and cutting technologies.
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