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Posted 6.21.16

Michele R. Kuhrt, BS '88, MAcc '89

from Crain's Cleveland Business:

Welding equipment maker Lincoln Electric Co. (Nasdaq: LECO) announced it has named Michele R. Kuhrt, Weatherhead BS '88 and MAcc '89, executive vice president and chief information officer, effective July 1.

Kuhrt will oversee the company’s information technology systems and will be responsible for “a broad range of global IT initiatives focused on supporting the company’s growth strategy, operations and IT infrastructure,” Euclid-based Lincoln Electric said in a news release.

“Michele has demonstrated strong leadership within our organization and has been invaluable in the execution of our 2020 strategic initiatives,” said Christopher L. Mapes, Lincoln Electric’s chairman, president and CEO, in a statementhief Executive Officer.

Kuhrt joined Lincoln Electric in 1997 as director of taxes and in 2006 was elected as a company officer and senior vice president, tax, with responsibility for global tax matters and the U.S. payroll shared services center. Prior to joining Lincoln Electric, she was with Elsag Bailey Process Automation and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

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