US’s leading industrial manufacturing company Worthington Industries has announced the appointment of Worthington’s Vice President Global Business Development & Sustainable Energy Solutions Mr John H McConnell II to Worthington’s board of directors, effective immediately increasing the board to 12 members. Mr John P McConnell, executive chairman, intends to step down from the board in June 2023 in alignment with the Company’s fiscal year-end. Mr John H McConnell II was named vice president, Global Business Development, Worthington Industries Sustainable Energy Solutions in June 2021. In this role, Mr McConnell II leads the global sales and growth strategy for the Company’s Sustainable Energy Solutions business unit. Mr McConnell II joined Worthington Industries in 2000 and has served in several capacities across the Company, including Corporate Communications, Transformation and Commercial roles. As a transformation analyst, he helped drive continuous improvement efforts across Worthington’s Steel Processing business. Mr McConnell left Worthington in 2012 to join the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL, where he focused on marketing outreach and partnership activation. There, he also co-chaired the NHL All-Star Events Committee and was an amateur and professional talent scout. Mr McConnell also worked for US Congresswoman Ms Deborah Pryce as the constituent office coordinator and for Ohio State Senator Mr Kevin Coughlin, including Mr Coughlin’s re-election campaign as a campaign field coordinator. Mr McConnell II returned to Worthington in 2014 as product manager of life support technology with commercial responsibility for Worthington’s SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) cylinders used in military and aerospace applications, as well as firefighters and first responders. In 2019, he was promoted to business director of North American High Pressure Vessels that included Type III cylinders for the automotive and aerospace markets. Mr McConnell II is the grandson of the late Mr John H McConnell, founder of Worthington Industries and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has a strong interest in supporting veteran issues and community development, serving on the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Cohesion Foundation boards. He has a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and their two children. Mr John P McConnell began his career at Worthington Industries in 1975 as a general laborer in the Louisville, Ky. steel plant. He also worked as a sales representative for two of Worthington's divisions. McConnell served as corporate personnel director and has been instrumental in administering the Company's highly recognized employee-based policies. He was appointed vice president and general manager of the Company's largest steel facility in Columbus, Ohio in 1985. A member of Worthington's board of directors since 1990, McConnell became vice chairman in 1992 and was named chief executive officer in March of 1993. In September of 1996, he was named chairman of the board. In September of 2020, he was named executive chairman. Founded in 1955 & headquartered in Columbus in Ohio, Worthington operates 52 facilities in 15 states and nine countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 9,500 people. Worthington Industries has been delivering innovative solutions to customers spanning industries such as automotive, energy, retail and construction for over six decades. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded solutions and electrical steel laminations that provide light weighting, safety critical and emission reducing components to the mobility market. Through on-board fueling systems and gas containment solutions, Worthington serves the growing global hydrogen ecosystem.