Sharon A. Szafranski
Executive Vice President
Sharon A. Szafranski is Executive Vice President, Welding of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Ms. Szafranski began her career with ITW’s Food Equipment segment in 1994 as a Sales Trainee. She progressed through positions of increasing responsibility within the organization including Territory Sales Manager, National Account Manager, Product Line Director, Regional Sales Director, General Manager of Hobart’s Weigh/Wrap business, and Vice President & General Manager of the segment’s North American Refrigeration Division. In 2016, Ms. Szafranski was named Vice President & General Manager of Brooks Instrument, in the Test & Measurement segment. In 2019, Ms. Szafranski was named Group President in the Test & Measurement segment. She was elected Executive Vice President of the Construction Products segment in 2020 and elected Executive Vice President of the Welding segment in 2022.
Ms. Szafranski graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.