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Lincoln Electric’s New CEO …. A Profile ….

March 4th, 2013

Christopher Mapes formally took over as Lincoln Electric’s 8th CEO on January 1st, 2013. He’d been chief operating officer since 2011 and previous to that, a member of the board since 2010.

And IBMag.com, an Ohio business magazine, has a long profile in its latest issue.

Mapes, with long experience elsewhere in manufacturing,  is only the second CEO in Lincoln’s 125-year history history who is essentially not a “lifer” with the company.  (The only other was Anthony Massaro, who was in charge from 1997 to 2004, when John Stropki then took over. Stropki still retains his position as Chairman of the Board.)

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