Michael H. Luh
Vice President - Strategy & Innovation
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Michael Luh was named vice president of Innovation in February 2013.
Prior to joining Worthington Industries, Luh spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G) leading product innovation for P&G’s largest brands. Most recently, he was the associate design director of Household Care New Business Creation for P&G working on brands such as Tide®, Swiffer® and Charmin®. He was co-director of P&G’s clay street project, a companywide innovation and problem-solving process, for six years where his work resulted in the successful re-launch of the Herbal Essences® and Pampers® brands. He also led the reinvention of P&G’s packaging process, the largest manufacturing process shift in P&G history. Michael worked in Switzerland as senior design manager for P&G’s European Baby, Fem. & Family Care division and in the Corporate New Ventures division looking for new business lines for the company, resulting in the purchase of The Iams Company, The PUR Company and Gillette.
Luh is a regular guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Da Vinci Program and has authored a number of patents. He has a master’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He is married with three children and resides in Columbus, Ohio.
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.