June 3, 2011
Paul Eckhoff has joined Thermadyne®, St. Louis, a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, as a senior product line manager for manual plasma cutting products. In this position, he plans and implements strategies to help the company compete globally and achieve profitable growth for products marketed primarily under the Thermal Dynamics® brand.
Beginning as a mechanical engineer and then broadening his skills and capabilities in the areas of marketing and product management, Eckhoff has more than 25 years of experience in the power tool industry. He has served in senior-level positions with Stout Tool, Perceptron, Black & Decker, and Emerson Electric Tool Co. Eckhoff also has experience in positioning commercial products in multinational markets.
A graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in industrial technology and design, Eckhoff also holds an MBA from Washington University's Olin School of Business, St. Louis.