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 http://www.lincolnelectric.com.

SOURCE Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.



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