The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, has promoted Anthony Battle to chief compliance officer, effective immediately.  This role is in addition to Battle's position as senior vice president of internal audit.

As chief compliance officer, Battle will be responsible for managing compliance across all Lincoln Electric businesses and regions to ensure that the organization abides by applicable laws and regulations.  His team will provide independent oversight and compliance management activities while working closely with senior executives and the board to identify, propose, and implement enhancements to ensure the program is effective.  

Battle joined Lincoln Electric in 2003 as audit manager. In 2010, he was elected as a company officer and vice president of internal audit, with responsibility for Lincoln Electric's worldwide audit process and staff.  In 2014, he was promoted to SVP of internal audit.  Previously, he was with TRW and Owens Corning.