Vice President, Transformation
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Bill Wertz was named vice president of Transformation in April 2020.
Wertz joined Worthington Industries in 1997 as an inside sales representative in Steel Processing. Over the next 12 years, he was a territory manager in various sales territories in the U.S. In February 2009, Wertz was promoted to supply chain manager of the Worthington Steel Delta, Ohio facility where he was responsible for overseeing the facility’s inventory and sales and operations plan. In July 2012, he was named regional sales manager for Worthington Steel. In 2014 he was named director of commercial transformation for Worthington Steel and in 2016 was promoted to director of supply chain for Worthington Steel which included managing the inside sales teams. In September of 2018 he was promoted to director of corporate analytics responsible for establishing the corporate advanced analytics team at Worthington Industries.
Wertz earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and his MBA from The University of Toledo. He resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Beth, 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.