President – Pressure Cylinders
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Eric Smolenski was named president of Worthington Industries’ Pressure Cylinders Division in May 2019.
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. 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.
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2019 fiscal year sales of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 71 facilities in 7 countries.