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Worthington Industries Transitions to New Leadership

Written by Sandy Williams

Worthington Industries will start its fiscal year 2021 under the leadership of Andy Rose as president and chief executive officer. Rose will succeed John P. McConnell who will remain with the company as executive chairman. The transition is effective Sept. 1.

WorthingtonExecsRose joined Worthington in 2008 as vice president and chief financial officer, helping to guide the company through the Great Recession. In 2014 he was promoted to executive vice president and CFO and in 2018 was named president.

Said McConnell, “It has been my privilege to lead the company my father founded for over 27 years. Andy has been a member of our leadership team for the last 11 years, and I am confident he will carry our people-first philosophy forward and lead Worthington through its next phase of growth. Together, we have built a dynamic leadership team that will successfully drive us into the future.”

As CEO, McConnell streamlined Worthington’s focus on steel-related businesses, expanded the company’s global footprint and enhanced its joint venture strategy, significantly growing profitability. The company has completed 20 acquisitions during the last 10 years and now operates 56 facilities in 15 states and six countries, employing approximately 7,500 people.

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