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Kellye L. Walker

Lincoln expands board

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, elected Kellye L. Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer of Eastman Chemical Co., to its board of directors. Walker was appointed to serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and the Compensation and Executive Development Committees. Walker’s appointment expands Lincoln Electric’s Board to 12 directors, 11 of whom are non-employee directors.

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Charlie Ingram

Ingram to retire

Charlie Ingram, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, will retire from Eriez, Erie, Pennsylvania, at the end of 2020. Ingram joined Eriez in 1994 as National sales manager, rising to vice president of sales and marketing in 2004. As executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Ingram oversaw Eriez’s global marketing operations, managed product line realignment and standardization based on market intelligence.

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Russ Senkowski

Tooling company hires manager

Tooling Tech Group, Macomb, Michigan, hired Russ Senkowski as business development manager within its Die Design and Stamping division. He will work to increase business activity and develop new customers for the progressive stamping dies and short-run production area.

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Mike Prokop

Business development staff grows

Mike Prokop has joined the new business development team at Weld Systems Integrators Inc., Warrensville Heights, Ohio. He is assigned to help expand WSI’s presence in markets beyond its resistance welding core, aid with operational capabilities in research and development, engineering support, service, and training and education.

AIDA selects president and COO

Kland Aida, who transferred to AIDA-America in 2017, has been promoted to president and COO. Kland began his career with AIDA in 2009 as a quality management and cost analysis team member at AIDA’s Lecco, Italy, branch. He has since held numerous positions in multiple facilities over the years, including press assembler of servo and mechanical presses in Brescia, Italy.