Leadership and

Board of Directors

Richard G. Welch

Controller

Worthington Industries, Inc.

Richard G. Welch joined Worthington Industries in September of 1999 as assistant controller and was named controller in March of 2000.

Before joining Worthington, Welch served in various accounting and financial reporting capacities with Time Warner Cable including assistant controller from March 1999 through September 1999. Prior to that he worked for Ernst & Young from 1984 to 1990.

Welch graduated from Brigham Young University in 1984 with a degree in accounting and earned his CPA designation in 1986.

Welch currently serves on the Simon Kenton Council Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He is married and has five 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.