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Harris Products Group hires Information Technology Director

Mason, OH - Aug 08, 2011 :

The Harris Products Group, an international manufacturing company headquartered in Mason, Ohio, recently announced Jeff Crawford as the new director of information technology.

Crawford, a Miami University graduate, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the position, providing both information technology services and business development skills to large organizations.

“To be joining a company with such a stellar reputation is a thrill,” he said. “I am looking forward to helping them take their global IT and telecommunication systems to the next level.”

Crawford recently served as director of information technology and business development for a $50 million waste company, where he developed the technology department and implemented several new programs without increasing department expenses.

In his new role with The Harris Products Group, he will be responsible for integrating technology usage at Harris’ global facilities in Europe, Brazil and the U.S. He will also spearhead several new IT initiatives to give the Harris team the tools to integrate and serve new and existing customers.

David Nangle, president and CEO of The Harris Products Group, echoes his excitement and is confident Crawford’s background and expertise will be instrumental in helping the organization further develop its IT portfolio to benefit their overall business initiatives.

“We are excited to have Jeff join the Harris family,” Nangle said. “He had all of the qualities we were looking for in an IT director and then some. His keen business sense and well-rounded background will help us expand our existing programs as well as introduce new solutions. We are confident he will help us continue to utilize technology efficiently to better serve our customers.”

About Harris Products Group
The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of cutting, welding, brazing and soldering equipment and consumables and gas distribution systems. Harris Products Group products are sold and used in more than 85 countries. The company’s international corporate headquarters are located in Mason, Ohio, north of Cincinnati. For more information about the Harris Products Group and its products and services, please visit www.harrisproductsgroup.com or call (513) 754-2000.

Contact Information:
Ira Vea Bennett, Director of Marketing
The Harris Products Group
2345 Murphy Boulevard
Gainesville, GA 30504-6000
Tel:  770.538.6184
Fax:  770.535.8358
Email:  ira_bennett@lincolnelectric.com