July 7, 2011

Worthington Industries, Inc, announced its acquisition of BernzOmatic, a manufacturer and marketer of hand-held torches, solder, and related items, from Irwin Industrial Tool Company. Specifically, the acquisition was made by the Pressure Cylinders segment of Worthington Industries. BernzOmatic manufactures from locations in Medina, N.Y., and Winston-Salem, N.C.

February 9, 2011

Irwin Tools, a leading maker of hand tools and power tool accessories based in Huntersville, N.C., has named Ross Porter as its new president. Porter has held a variety of positions during his 18 years at Newell Rubbermaid, Irwin’s parent company. He most recently served as president of EMEA Transformation, where Porter led the company’s European transformation efforts, including implementation of a new European business model, integration and implementation of SAP enterprise system, and relocation of its European headquarters.

November 14, 2007

Domenico De Sole formerly served as CEO of Gucci Group....

September 9, 2007

About two months after announcing a plan to bring its hand torch cylinders direct to...