Worthington Industries, Inc. has appointed Jeff Klingler as President of Steel Processing and Eric Smolenski as President of Pressure Cylinders.
“Jeff and Eric and both proven leaders at Worthington; they will be excellent additions to our executive team,” said John McConnell, Chairman and CEO.
Klingler joined Worthington in 1992 at the company’s Porter, Indiana facility working on the production floor. After two years, Klingler transitioned to inside sales and later became a Sales Territory Manager for eight years and two years as Inside Sales Manager.
In 2008, Klinger left Worthington to become Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Procurement for Banner Services Corporation. In 2014, he returned to Worthington leading the creation of Steel’s supply chain solutions in SBU. In 2016, he was appointed as General Manager of Steel’s hot rolled value-add SBU and in 2018 added cold rolled strip to his responsibilities.
“Jeff has a deep knowledge of our Steel business and has led our hot rolled value-add SBU to record results as its General Manager. He is excited to take on this expanded role,” said McConnell.
Smolenski was named General Manager of the industrial products SBU in Pressure Cylinders in February 2017 and led the oil & gas equipment business for the two years prior.
He joined Worthington in 1994, working in numerous capacities including accounting, finance, human resources and information technology. Smolenski served as Vice-President of Human Resources from 2006 to 2012 and Chief Information Officer from 2012 to 2014.
“Eric has done an excellent job driving transformation and innovation in our industrial products business in Cylinders over the last two years. His experience in various leadership roles throughout our company has prepared him well to lead our Cylinders business,” McConnell concluded.