Lincoln Electric Holdings has announced the promotion of David Nangle to executive vice president of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. This new appointment is in addition to his role as president of The Harris Products Group segment.
As president of Harris, Nangle has successfully expanded the Harris brand through product innovations and has advanced operational excellence through extensive Lean and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) initiatives. The company says his organizations’ efforts have resulted in a significant improvement in segment profitability and operational efficiency in the past five years. Harris’ achievements have been recognized internally, both with numerous company Chairman Awards, as well as by Industry Week in its nationwide Best Plants competition.
“Dave’s strong leadership has been invaluable in advancing Harris toward commercial and operational excellence,” said Christopher Mapes, Lincoln Electric’s chairman, president and CEO. “Today’s announcement recognizes Dave’s successful track record and the value he has created for all of our stakeholders.”
Nangle joined Lincoln Electric in 1979 and has held numerous sales management positions with increasing responsibility. In 1999, he was appointed president of the company’s Harris Calorific subsidiary and in 2003, was appointed as president of the company’s retail subsidiary, WCTA LLC. He also was elected president of J.W. Harris Co. in 2005. Nangle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from California State University, Fresno.