Lincoln Electric appoints president of J.W. Harris

May 24, 2005

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has appointed David J. Nangle as president of J.W. Harris Co. Inc., the company's recently acquired manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys. In this new position, Nangle is responsible for all J.W. Harris operations, which include facilities in Ohio, Rhode Island, Spain, and Mexico. He also continues as president of two other Lincoln subsidiaries: Harris Calorific Inc. and Welding, Cutting Tools & Accessories, Inc. (WCTA).

Nangle joined Lincoln Electric's sales organization in 1979 through its Sales Training Program. During his career with the company, he has moved through various sales management positions of increasing responsibility, including district manager of the Denver office followed by the San Francisco office. In 1995, he was named distributor sales manager, and was appointed president of the company's Harris Calorific subsidiary in 1999. In 2003, he added responsibilities for the WCTA business unit.

Nangle has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Roanoke College and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fresno.



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