Michael H. Luh
Vice President - Strategy & Innovation
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Michael Luh was named vice president of Innovation in February 2013.
Prior to joining Worthington Industries, Luh spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G) leading product innovation for P&G’s largest brands. Most recently, he was the associate design director of Household Care New Business Creation for P&G working on brands such as Tide®, Swiffer® and Charmin®. He was co-director of P&G’s clay street project, a companywide innovation and problem-solving process, for six years where his work resulted in the successful re-launch of the Herbal Essences® and Pampers® brands. He also led the reinvention of P&G’s packaging process, the largest manufacturing process shift in P&G history. Michael worked in Switzerland as senior design manager for P&G’s European Baby, Fem. & Family Care division and in the Corporate New Ventures division looking for new business lines for the company, resulting in the purchase of The Iams Company, The PUR Company and Gillette.
Luh is a regular guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Da Vinci Program and has authored a number of patents. He has a master’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He is married with three children and resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2018 fiscal year sales of $3,6 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12.000 people and operates 78 facilities in 11 countries.