June 14, 2010
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has named Peter Pletcher as director, global consumable development, and Ferry Naber as director, global machine development. Both are new positions within the company's global marketing and product development organization.
Pletcher, based in Cleveland, is responsible for global consumable development through leveraging of resources and product designs. He joined the company in 1995 as a technical representative and later joined the U.S. sales organization and worked in its Kansas City, Mo., and Louisville, Ky., sales offices. He was promoted to technical manager in 2002 and assigned to the company’s Shanghai, China, operations.
After the Shanghai assignment, Pletcher moved to Singapore as country manager, where he developed offshore business and was later promoted to business director, offshore, his most recent assignment.
In his new position, Naber helps develop the company's global equipment with common platforms, supporting both technologies and design standards. He began his welding industry career in 1973, working in service, sales, and sales management at Smitweld, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. As an electrical and electronics engineer, he was promoted to manager of welding equipment in the early 1990s, when Lincoln integrated the Smitweld organization into its portfolio of companies. He continues to be based in Nijmegen.
Lincoln Electric Co. designs, develops, and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, and brazing and soldering alloys.