The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has announced that Erica Jones, formerly of both Praxair and Cyl-Tec, Inc., has joined the organisation as PurityPlus® Marketing Director.
Jones will be responsible for driving aggressive growth of the PurityPlus programme through increased IWDC Member participation and enhanced end-user name recognition.
PurityPlus is a member-owned initiative that is the largest independent network of specialty gas producers and distributors in North America.
IWDC Member companies collectively represent over $2.2bn in sales, serving a wide range of industries. End-use specialty gas customers served by IWDC PurityPlus Members benefit from having the unparalleled expertise of a local distributor who has access to national-scale production, quality and marketing programmes.
Jones most recently served as director of sales for Cyl-Tec, Inc., and had previously spent 12 years at Praxair in positions of increasing responsibility in sales, operations and administration, and latterly as specialty gas sales manager at Praxair Distribution.
In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding Indianapolis community, Pat Garten was presented the Memorial Bob Jackson Award at IWDC’s 22 - 25 September Owners’ Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.
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