President – Building Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Eric Smolenski was named president of Worthington Industries’ Building Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions in June 2021.
He joined Worthington Industries in 1994 and has served in several capacities in various departments throughout his career, including accounting, finance, human resources and information technology. Smolenski was named vice president of human resources in 2006. In 2012, he was named chief information officer before being named general manager of Worthington’s oil and gas equipment business in 2015. In 2019 he was named president of the Pressure Cylinders Division. Prior to being named president, he served as general manager of the Company’s industrial products business.
Smolenski received his MBA from Otterbein University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University. A member of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s Board of Directors, Smolenski resides in Galena, Ohio with his wife and three children.
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.