Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has promoted David J. Nangle to Executive Vice-President, effective 19th July, 2018. This is in addition to his role as President of The Harris Products Group segment.
As President of Harris, 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 organisations’ efforts have resulted in a significant improvement in segment profitability and operational efficiency in the last five years. Harris’ achievements have been recognised 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 CEO.
“Today’s announcement recognises Dave’s successful track record and the value he has created for all of our stakeholders,” he added.
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. Nangle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College and an MBA from California State University, Fresno.