The IWDC has made several organisational changes that line-up with its strategic direction.

Keith Werkley has assumed responsibilities of Director, Sales & Vendor Management which includes regional sales management, Weldmark® hardgoods product management and vendor programme support. Werkley will continue to lead IWDC’s Purchasing Committee, Chaired by Buz Edwards, Arc3 Gases.

Erica Jones has assumed responsibilities of Director of Marketing for IWDC. Jones retains her current responsibilities for IWDC’s PurityPlus® Specialty Gas programme and takes on all Marketing responsibilities for IWDC to include Graphics & Website Support, Digital Marketing and Meeting & Event Planning. In addition, Jones will lead IWDC’s Marketing Committee and IWDC Next Generation Group (INGG) Committee, chaired respectively by Troy Elmer, Mississippi Welders Supply and Rodney Huber, Huber Supply Company, Inc.

Tina Estes, previously Director of Information Systems, has assumed responsibilities of Chief Information Officer to better align with her management of outsourced I.T. Vendors and IWDC’s growing internal development and focus on business analytics.

IWDC’s Operations department under Eric Schwamberger, Distribution Centre Operations Manager, has been expanded with additional customer service representatives to support growth.

All of these changes are to align IWDC staff to better serve its growing base of member stakeholders and vendor partners.