President & Chief Executive Officer
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Andy Rose joined Worthington Industries in 2008 as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) when the Company and the country were deep in the Great Recession. Rose helped preserve liquidity and financial stability and guided the Company through that challenge. In 2014, he was promoted to executive vice president and CFO and has been instrumental in advancing the Company’s financial and capital allocation strategies. He was named president of Worthington Industries in August 2018 and became Chief Executive Officer of the Company on Sept. 1, 2020.
Before joining Worthington, Rose worked at MCG Capital Corporation where he was a senior investment professional in the Atlanta office for the $1.5 billion public investment company. He focused on making control-equity investments and providing debt financing for companies in the manufacturing, distribution and transportation and logistics industries.
Previously, Rose was partner, co-founder and member of the investment committee with Peachtree Equity Partners, a private equity fund backed by Goldman Sachs. He managed debt and equity recapitalizations for manufacturing, distribution and service firms, served on the board of directors of various companies, advised management on growth strategies and operations, and managed the firm’s institutional investor base. Prior to that, Rose served as vice president of private equity at Wachovia Capital Associates for five years and started his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. in global cash management.
Rose earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Rose serves as a member of the board of directors of White Castle®, chairman of the board of Rev1 Ventures and as a member of the Columbus Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and The Ohio Business Roundtable. Previously, he served on the board of trustees of the Community Shelter Board, The First Tee of Central Ohio and the FM Global Advisory Board.
About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch®, Well-X-Trol®, General®, Garden-Weasel®, Pactool International® and Hawkeye™. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 53 facilities in 15 states and seven countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 8,000 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities.