Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has promoted Michael J. Whitehead to Senior Vice-President and President of its Americas Welding Segment’s Automation Solutions, effective immediately.
In this role, Whitehead will oversee the strategic planning and growth of the Segment’s automation and additive services businesses and will report to George Blankenship, Executive Vice-President, President, Americas Welding.
“Mike is a well-respected leader and has a strong track record of developing new technologies and driving business growth at Lincoln Electric,” stated Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President and CEO.
“His experience will help advance our industry-leading automation portfolio and accelerate growth in solutions and services to meet our customers’ needs in the additive manufacturing market,” Mapes continued.
Whitehead joined Lincoln Electric in 2005 as Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and held various positions of increased responsibility including Director of New Product Development in Research and Development, and President, Lincoln Electric Canada. Most recently, Whitehead served as Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Business Development, where he oversaw the transaction and integration of Air Liquide Welding, among other deals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.