The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has announced two new organisational changes.
Making the announcement yesterday (25th March), IWDC said it has promoted Vic Wilson to Director of Marking & Gas Program, responsible for overall IWDC marketing initiatives and leading the IWDC’s gas program.
To his role Wilson brings 29-years of industry experience, having worked for Liquid Carbonic/Praxair early in his career and then later becoming part owner of a member of the co-op.
During his time as a member, he participated on IWDC’s marketing committee, was involved in the PurityPlus® program and was an early adopter of the Weldmark® Shielding Gas Program.
Welcoming Wilson, Frank Kasnick, President & CEO of the IWDC, said, “Vic’s knowledge of the industry will be an asset as he leads our overall marketing and our gas program.”
Wilson will begin to transition his prior Regional Sales Manager responsibilities immediately and will work with Rich Mansmann to start the gas program leadership transition later in April.
The IWDC has also welcomed a new member of staff. Effective immediately, Lance Flanagan joins the corporation as Regional Sales Manager, assuming Wilson’s prior Regional Sales Manager responsibilities.
In this role, Flanagan will be responsible for promoting IWDC’s value proposition to the Membership as well as driving profitable growth of IWDC’s Vendor partner brands and Weldmark® brand.
Commenting on Flanagan’s appointment, Keith Werkley, Director of Sales & Vendor Management, said, “Lance comes to IWDC having held various sales and sales leadership roles at a variety of leading suppliers to our industry such as Inweld, Techniweld USA, OKI Bering, Flame Technologies, Tregaskiss and Thermal Dynamics.”
“In many of these roles he has had responsibility for a significant portion of Western United States calling on both independents and majors – we look forward to Lance’s impact.”