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Worthington Appoints Next President- 4/26/2012
Worthington Industries, Inc. announced that Mark A. Russell will become the next president and chief operating officer of the Company, effective Aug. 1, 2012, replacing George P. Stoe who is stepping down into a semi-retirement role. Geoff G. Gilmore will replace Russell becoming the next president of Worthington Steel also on Aug. 1.
"George has made significant contributions to the Company in his roles as president of our Cylinders business and in his current position, and we will continue to benefit from his leadership, as he transitions from day-to-day to special projects," says Chairman and CEO John McConnell. Stoe is 66 years old.
"As president, Mark will be able to apply his leadership and experience across all of our businesses. He has done an excellent job leading our largest business segment through the greatest downturn in our history. His reshaping of our Steel Processing business has produced great results from operations, sales and inventory management," says McConnell. "He has also led the development and strategic direction of our Centers of Excellence as we continually find ways to improve across all of our businesses."
Russell, 49, joined Worthington Steel in 2007 as president. Early in his career he was an attorney and in 1994, he began his work in the aluminum industry holding several key leadership positions at Alumax, Inc., Alcoa, Inc. and in 2002 was named CEO of aluminum extruder Indalex, Inc.
"Geoff is a proven leader. He has made a positive impact in all of his roles with the Company for nearly 14 years," says McConnell. "His experience and industry knowledge will serve us well as we continue to optimize and grow our Steel business."
Gilmore, 40, began his career with Worthington Steel in 1998 as an inside sales representative. He later became a sales territory manager and then commercial lead for all automotive sales. In 2010, Gilmore was named general manager of the Company's Delta, Ohio facility responsible for overseeing its manufacturing and sales operations. In July 2011, he was named vice president of purchasing for Worthington Industries, responsible for all purchasing efforts across the Company including steel, commodity and OEM purchasing, logistics and outside processing.
Pictured: Mark A. Russell