Gary Konarska

Gary Konarska

Vice President, Global Automation

Lincoln Automation

Gary Konarska is the Vice President, Global Automation for Lincoln Electric Automation. In this role, he is responsible for eight US Automation integration sites and five International Automation integration sites.

In 2000, Gary joined Lincoln Electric in their North America sales development program and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to his current position, he served as the General Manager, Cleveland Automation, where he led the initiative to focus on standard robotic welding systems. In 2014, Gary served as the Managing Director - South East Asia, Korea, & Taiwan with responsibility for the profitability and leadership of the region. Prior to the assignment that was based in Singapore; Gary served as the Director of Business Development based in Shanghai, China. His responsibilities included export sales, product management, marketing & communication, service, application engineering, and the China automation division. Prior to this role, Gary served as the Director of Key Account Sales in China. In 2007, Gary was appointed Senior Technical Sales Representative based in Singapore after holding the position of sub-office manager in Tampa, FL. Gary’s first commercial role was in Seattle, WA.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from The University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from The University of South Florida.