New president heads Lincoln Electric CanadaJanuary 30, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Mike Whitehead is the new president of Lincoln Electric Canada, effective January 1, 2015.
The company announced at the end of last year that Joseph G. Doria would retire as president and CEO of Lincoln Electric Canada on December 31, 2014.
Doria has served as a corporate vice-president and officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., and has held the position of president and CEO of Lincoln Electric Canada and Indalco since 2002. He joined Lincoln Electric 42 years ago as a technical sales representative and has held various positions throughout his tenure in North America and Europe.
“Joe has made a tremendous impact throughout his career at Lincoln Electric,” stated George D. Blankenship, executive vice-president and president, Lincoln Electric North America. “He has demonstrated strong leadership, has been instrumental in shaping Lincoln’s strategy and success in key regions, and has had relentless energy and dedication in promoting Lincoln Electric’s culture and values across our industry. We thank him for his extensive service.”
Mike Whitehead joined Lincoln Electric in 2005 as chief counsel, intellectual property, and has served as director, new product development in consumables R&D since 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from New Hampshire University School of Law. Whitehead also completed the Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“Mike joins Lincoln Electric Canada as a well-respected leader within the organization. His decisive leadership style, his consistent focus on innovation, and broad experience across our organization will be invaluable as he builds upon the strong foundation that Joe has built,” Blankenship added.
Lincoln Electric is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.