Anthony Battle Elected an Officer of The Lincoln Electric Company

Jan 07, 2010, 16:15 ET from Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

CLEVELAND, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) today announced the election of Anthony Battle as a Company Officer and Vice President, Internal Audit, with responsibility for Lincoln's worldwide audit process and staff.

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Mr. Battle joined Lincoln as an Audit Manager in 2003 and was promoted to Director, Internal Audit, in 2004. Prior to joining Lincoln, he held a number of management-level positions with the former TRW, Inc. and had also served as Audit Manager with Owens Corning.

Mr. Battle earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from John Carroll University and an Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a graduate of Lincoln's International Business Development Program in conjunction with the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Battle is a CPA and a member of The Ohio Society of CPAs.

The Lincoln Electric Company is a major subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 38 manufacturing locations, including operations, manufacturing alliances and joint ventures in 18 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric, its products and services, visit the Company's Web site at

SOURCE Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.