Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ:LECO) has announced the appointment of Michele R. Kuhrt as the new Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer, effective April 8, 2024.

The decision, made by the Board of Directors on April 1, 2024, marks a significant step in the company’s ongoing efforts to evolve and adapt to the changing industry landscape.

Michele R. Kuhrt, who has been a pivotal part of Lincoln Electric since 2006, brings a wealth of experience to her new role.

Most recently serving as the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since February 25, 2019, Kuhrt has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic insight.

Her tenure at Lincoln Electric also includes positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer from July 1, 2016, to February 25, 2019, and Senior Vice President, Tax from 2006 to July 1, 2016.

At 57, Kuhrt's extensive background within the company positions her uniquely to lead Lincoln Electric's transformation initiatives.