David J. Nangle is set to retire from his role as Executive Vice-President, President, at The Harris Products Group on October 1 after a 42-year career with the Cleveland, US-based company.
Nangle will be succeeded by Gregory Doria, who has been promoted to Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, of The Harris Products Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
Nangle joined Lincoln in 1979 and held various sales management leadership positions before being named President of the company’s Harris Calorific subsidiary in 1999, followed by President of the company’s retail subsidiary, WCTA LLC in 2003, and President of J.W. Harris Co. in 2005.
As Executive Vice-President, President of The Harris Products Group, Nangle oversaw 15 years of record sales and profitability growth in the segment through transformational commercial and operational initiatives.
Harris manufactures cutting, welding, brazing, and soldering equipment, consumables and gas distribution systems.
Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Dave’s passion extended beyond the company to our customers and his remarkable industry leadership, which helped drive innovation and expand strategic alliances, which we will continue to advance as part of our 2025 Higher Standard Strategy.
Nangle said, “I am tremendously proud of what we have accomplished together and the strategic goals we are working to achieve. While I will certainly miss my family of colleagues, customers and industry partners, I feel this is the right time for a leadership change and Greg will successfully lead the team forward and drive continued success.”
During his 20 years at Lincoln, Doria has held several leadership positions in sales and marketing, including Director, Global Industry Segments, Director of Global Sales & Application Engineering for Indalco, and West Regional Sales Manager (USA). Since 2019, he has served as Vice-President, Marketing with oversight of Lincoln’s global industry segment strategy and marketing programme, as well as applications engineering.
“I am confident that Greg’s global commercial and application expertise will help advance HPG’s strategic initiatives,” Mapes said. “Greg’s track record of leading successful change management initiatives will reinforce HPG as a high-performance organisation ready to capitalise on future growth opportunities.”