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Thomas Matthews

Thomas Matthews

Senior Vice President, Technology and Research and Development
Mr. Matthews joined Lincoln Electric as an Engineering Trainee in 1988 and held several product development leadership positions prior to being appointed Senior Vice President of R&D. In this role, he is responsible for global product development and coordination of Lincoln's design efforts around the world. Mr. Matthews holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Southern Oregon State College, earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and completed Lincoln's International Business Development program at Thunderbird School of Global Management.