Worthington Industries Announces Executive Shake-up


Ohio-based metals manufacturing company Worthington Industries, whose products include compressed natural gas (CNG) storage and other CNG fuel solutions, has announced the retirement of Mark Russell, its president and chief operating officer (COO).

In turn, Andy Rose has been named president and will continue as chief financial officer (CFO). Geoff Gilmore has been named vice president and COO of Worthington Industries and will also continue to lead the pressure cylinders business.

Rose joined Worthington Industries in December 2008 as vice president and CFO. In 2014, he was promoted to executive vice president. Before joining Worthington, Rose was a senior investment professional at MCG Capital Corp. From 2002 to 2007, he was a founding partner at Peachtree Equity Partners LP, a private equity firm backed by Goldman Sachs.

Gilmore was named president of pressure cylinders in May 2016 and served as president of steel processing from 2012 to 2016. He has been with the company since 1998 as part of steel sales, as a general manager at the company’s Delta, Ohio, steel facility, and as head of purchasing for Worthington Industries.

Russell was named president and COO of Worthington Industries in August 2012. He joined Worthington in February 2007, leading the company’s steel processing business as president.

Earlier this year, Worthington’s alternative fuels business announced two new CNG fuel system products for the medium- and heavy-duty markets: an above frame back of cab and a top of body system.

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