Keen Compressed Gas Co. hires Technical Welding Sales Specialist and Safety & Quality Control Director.

Tim Stott joined Keen Compressed Gas in February 2017 as the technical Welding Sales Specialist. Stott’s primary responsibility will be to assist keen’s Account Managers and customers with their technical welding needs. He will also be responsible for training and educating Keen’s Sales Associates and customers on welding processes.

Stott began working in the welding industry at age seven in his family owned construction and welding business. In 1972, he was hired as the Field Sales Engineer for Airco, where he on to several other positions within the company. In 1993, Stott was hired by Miller electric as their Mid-Atlantic District Manager where he managed relationships with distributors and end users for over 20 years. Stott retired from Miller Electric in February 2017.

Stott graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Accounting.

Larence Priebe also joined the team back in February as a Safety and Quality Control Director. Priebe will be responsible for overseeing the safety and quality of Keen’s operations, including training, policy development, and compliance objectives for the company.

Priebe began his career in the compressed gas industry in 1995 as an Inside Sales Representative. In 1996, Priebe was promoted to Store Manager and Company Trainer and worked in the Baltimore and Philadelphia Markets. From 1999 through 2016, Priebe served as the Manager of Safety, Compliance and Transportation, where his responsibilities included Risk Management, Safety & Health, DOT, OSHA, EPA and State Specific compliance, Fleet Management, and bulk and microbulk Installations.

Priebe graduated from Salisbury University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) and received his MBA from the University of Maryland University College in 2002 with a concentration in Human Resource Management. In 2007, Priebe received his Certified Transportation Professional credential from the National Private Truck Council.

Keen Compressed Gas is a leading supplier of welding equipment and supplies, as well as industrial and medical gases in the mid-Atlantic region since 1919.

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