Lincoln Electric announces multiple executive promotions

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Updated Jul 7, 2016

The Lincoln Electric Company , a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., announced Tuesday the promotion of John T. Bronstrup to the newly created position of president, Business Development for the Americas Welding segment, effective immediately.  Bronstrup previously served as Vice President Finance, North America.

Daniel E. McMillin also has been promoted to vice president, Finance of the Americas Welding segment to fill Bronstrup’s previous role.

In this new role, Lincoln Electric says Bronstrup will lead the development and implementation of the Americas Welding growth strategy to advance sales in key product portfolios including: education, welding accessories and alloy-based consumables. Bronstrup will lead a team that will drive investment activities and work cross-functionally with regional country presidents to ensure the company capitalizes on increasing demand for these solutions, the company says. He will report to George Blankenship, executive vice president, president, Americas Welding.

“John’s financial leadership and track record of ensuring the success of our commercial and operational initiatives has been instrumental in driving our ‘2020 vision and strategy’ results,” says Blankenship. “His experience and focus will help us scale these innovative, value-added solutions in the Americas and extend our brand as the Welding Experts among new and existing customers and channels.”

The company says McMillin will be responsible for leading the regional finance and accounting operations and he will support the development of businesses within Americas Welding.

“Dan’s broad financial background at Lincoln Electric and deep understanding of our business, strategy and culture makes him a great fit to lead the Americas Welding finance team,” says Geoff Allman, senior vice president, Corporate Controller.

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