George D. Blankenship
Executive Vice President and President of Americas Welding
Mr. Blankenship joined Lincoln in 1985 as an engineering trainee and has held engineering and product development management positions of increasing responsibility. In 2005, he was named Vice President, Global Engineering and Cleveland Operations and in 2009, was elected Senior Vice President and President, Lincoln Electric North America. In his role as President of Americas Welding, he has oversight of the company’s North and South American operations and implementation of the Company’s growth strategy in those geographies. He also serves as a member of the global executive team. Mr. Blankenship earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University and holds numerous patents in the field of welding.