People: Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc (LECO.OQ)

LECO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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14 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Mapes

52 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Vincent Petrella

53 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Frederick Stueber

60 1996 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gretchen Farrell

51 2009 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Compliance

George Blankenship

51 2009 Senior Vice President and President, Lincoln Electric North America

Gabriel Bruno

46 2012 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Steven Hedlund

47 2008 Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Thomas Flohn

53 2013 Vice President, Regional President, Lincoln Electric Asia Pacific Region

Mathias Hallmann

51 2013 Vice President, President - Lincoln Electric Europe

David Nangle

57 2013 Vice President, Group President of Brazing, Cutting and Retail Subsidiaries

David Gunning

72 2013 Lead Independent Director

Harold Adams

74 2013 Independent Director

Curtis Espeland

49 2012 Independent Director

Stephen Hanks

63 2006 Independent Director

Robert Knoll

72 2003 Independent Director

G. Russell Lincoln

67 1989 Independent Director

Kathryn Lincoln

59 1995 Independent Director

William MacDonald

67 2007 Independent Director

Phillip Mason

63 2013 Independent Director

Hellene Runtagh

65 2001 Independent Director

George Walls

71 2003 Independent Director

Amanda Butler

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Mapes

Mr. Christopher L. Mapes is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. From September 2011 to December 31, 2012, Mr. Mapes served as the Chief Operating Officer of Lincoln. From 2004 to August 2011, Mr. Mapes served as the Executive Vice President of A. O. Smith Corporation (a global manufacturer with a water heating and water treatment technologies business and an electric motor and motor solutions business, both of which have residential, commercial, industrial and consumer applications) and the President of its Electrical Products unit. Prior to joining A.O. Smith, he was the President, Motor Sales and Marketing of Regal Beloit Corporation (a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products) from 2003 to 2004. From 1990 to 2003, Mr. Mapes was the President, Global OEM Business Group at Superior Essex, Inc. (a wire and cable manufacturer).

Vincent Petrella

Mr. Vincent K. Petrella is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. He was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from February 4, 2004 to October 7, 2005; and Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2001 to 2003.

Frederick Stueber

Gretchen Farrell

Ms. Gretchen A. Farrell is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Compliance of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. She has served as Vice President, Human Resources from May 5, 2005 to July 30, 2009; and Vice President, Human Resources of The Lincoln Electric Company since March 5, 2003.

George Blankenship

Mr. George D. Blankenship is Senior Vice President and President, Lincoln Electric North America of Lincoln Electric Holding Inc. He was Senior Vice President, Global Engineering from October 7, 2005 to July 30, 2009; Vice President, Global Engineering from May 5, 2005 to October 7, 2005; President, Lincoln Electric North America of The Lincoln Electric Company since July 30, 2009; Senior Vice President; President, Lincoln Cleveland of The Lincoln Electric Company from January 8, 2008 to July 30, 2009; Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations of The Lincoln Electric Company from October 7, 2005 to January 8, 2008; Vice President, Cleveland Operations of The Lincoln Electric Company from June 6, 2005 to October 7, 2005; and Vice President, Engineering and Quality Assurance of The Lincoln Electric Company from 2000 to June 6, 2005.

Gabriel Bruno

Mr. Gabriel Bruno is Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. He was Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2005 to May 1, 2012.

Steven Hedlund

Mr. Steven B. Hedlund is Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Prior to his service with the Company, Mr. Hedlund was the Vice President, Growth and Innovations with Master Lock, LLC (a security products company) from June 1, 2005 to July 1, 2008.

Thomas Flohn

Mr. Thomas A. Flohn is Vice President, Regional President, Lincoln Electric Asia Pacific Region of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. He was Vice President; President, Lincoln Asia Pacific from January 1, 2005 to June 30, 2010; and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lincoln Electric Asia Pacific from May 1, 1999 to December 31, 2004.

Mathias Hallmann

Mr. Mathias Hallmann is Vice President, President - Lincoln Electric Europe of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. since November 4, 2013. Prior to his service with the Company, Mr. Hallmann was Chief Executive Officer of Bohler Welding Holding GmbH (a leading manufacturer and provider of auxiliary materials and consumables for industrial welding and soldering applications) from December 2008 to March 2012, and its Chief Operating Officer from April 2008 to November 2008. Mr. Hallmann earned a Ph.D. and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Karlsruhe University in Germany.

David Nangle

David Gunning

Mr. David H. Gunning is an Lead Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Gunning is the former Vice Chairman of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (an iron ore and coal mining company formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc), a position he held from 2001 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gunning served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital American Financial Corp. Mr. Gunning is also a lawyer and practiced law for many years as a corporate partner with Jones Day. Mr. Gunning has served on the Board of Directors of Development Alternatives, Inc. since before 1993 and MFS Funds, Inc. since 2004. In addition, Mr. Gunning served on the Boards of Directors of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from 2001 to 2007, Portman Mining Ltd. From 2005 to 2008 and Southwest Gas Corporation from 2000 to 2004.

Harold Adams

Mr. Harold L. Adams is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Adams has been Chairman Emeritus of RTKL Associates Inc. (an architectural and engineering firm) since 2003, and is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTKL, a position he held from 1967 to 2003. Mr. Adams has been a member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Metals Company since 2004 and Legg Mason, Inc. since 1988.

Curtis Espeland

Mr. Curtis E. Espeland is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Espeland has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (a chemical, fiber and plastic manufacturer) since 2008. Prior to his service as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Espeland was Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Eastman Chemical from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Espeland has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (a chemical, fiber and plastic manufacturer) since 2008. Prior to his service as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Espeland was Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Eastman Chemical from 2005 to 2008.

Stephen Hanks

Mr. Stephen G. Hanks is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Hanks is the former President of the Washington Division of URS Corporation (a design, engineering, construction and management solutions company), headquartered in San Francisco, California, a position he held from 2007 until his retirement in 2008. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Hanks served as the President, and from 2001 to 2007, served as the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Group International, Inc. (a design, engineering, construction and management solutions company), which merged with URS Corporation in 2007. Mr. Hanks also formerly served as Washington Group International, Inc.’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. Mr. Hanks was a member of the Board of Directors of URS Corporation from 2007 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Hanks also served on the Board of Directors of Washington Group International, Inc. Mr. Hanks currently serves on the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc., a position he has held since 2009, and The Babcock & Wilcox Company, a position he has held since July 2010.

Robert Knoll

Mr. Robert J. Knoll is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Knoll is a former Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (an accounting firm), a position he held from 1978 to his retirement in 2000. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Knoll served as National Director of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Professional Practice with oversight responsibility for the firm’s accounting and auditing consultation process, SEC practice and risk management process. Mr. Knoll brings accounting and auditing experience, with 32 years as a certified public accountant and 22 years as a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

G. Russell Lincoln

Mr. G. Russell Lincoln is Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. Lincoln is President of N.A.S.T. Inc. (a personal investment firm), a position he has held since 1996. Prior to joining N.A.S.T. Inc., Mr. Lincoln served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Algan, Inc.

Kathryn Lincoln

Ms. Kathryn Jo Lincoln is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Ms. Lincoln is Chair/Chief Investment Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (a non-profit educational institution teaching land economics and taxation), a position she has held since 1996. Ms. Lincoln also served as President of the Lincoln Foundation, Inc. (a non-profit foundation that supported the foregoing Institute until the two entities merged in 2006) from 1999 through 2006. Ms. Lincoln is an Advisory Board Member of the Johnson Bank, Arizona Region, a position she has held since 2006, before which she was a Board Member of Johnson Bank Arizona, N.A. beginning in 2001.

William MacDonald

Mr. William E. MacDonald, III, is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Mr. MacDonald is the former Vice Chairman of National City Corporation (a diversified financial holding company), a position he held from 2001 until his retirement in 2006, where he was responsible for its seven-state regional and national corporate banking businesses, the Risk Management and Credit Administration unit, Capital Markets and the Private Client Group. Mr. MacDonald joined National City in 1968 and, during his tenure, held a number of key management positions, including Senior Executive Vice President of National City Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of National City’s Ohio bank. Mr. MacDonald has been a member of the Board of Directors of American Greetings Corporation since 2007. In addition, Mr. MacDonald served on the Board of Directors of MTC Technologies, Inc. from 2002 to 2008 and The Lamson & Sessions Co. from 2006 to 2007 when, in each case, the boards were dismantled as a result of divestitures.

Phillip Mason

Mr. Phillip J. Mason has been appointed as an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., effective July 26, 2013. Mr. Mason most recently served as the President of the EMEA sector of Ecolab, Inc., a provider of food safety, public health and infection products and services, from 2010 to 2012. Previously, he served as the President of the International sector from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mason initially joined Ecolab in 1974 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility over thirty years in Ecolab's corporate planning, marketing, business development and finance organizations. During his tenure at Ecolab, Mr. Mason held leadership roles in key international regions including Asia Pacific, where he served as Vice President of Asia Pacific, and in Latin America and Europe. Mr. Mason is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a bachelors degree in economics.

Hellene Runtagh

Ms. Hellene S. Runtagh is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Ms. Runtagh was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Berwind Group (a diversified pharmaceutical services, industrial manufacturing and real estate company) in 2001. From 1997 through 2001, Ms. Runtagh was Executive Vice President of Universal Studios (a media and entertainment company). Prior to joining Universal Studios, Ms. Runtagh spent 27 years at General Electric Company (a diversified industrial company) in a variety of leadership positions. Ms. Runtagh has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of Harman International Industries, Inc. since 2008 and NeuStar, Inc. since 2006. In addition, Ms. Runtagh was a member of the Board of Directors of IKON Office Solutions Inc. from 2007 to 2008, Avaya Inc. from 2003 to 2007 and Covad Communications Group from 1999 to 2006.

George Walls

General George H. Walls, Jr., is an Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. General Walls is the former Chief Deputy Auditor of the State of North Carolina, a position he held from 2001 through 2004. General Walls retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1993 with the rank of Brigadier General, after nearly 29 years of distinguished service. General Walls has served on the Board of Directors of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. since 2006. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Thomas Industries, Inc. from 2003 to 2005 when the board was dismantled as a result of a divestiture.

Amanda Butler

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