Rich Mansmann will retire from his role as Vice-President of Gas Programmes at the IWDC cooperative on 1st July.

Rich Mansmann

Mansmann, who joined the IWDC in 2012, plans to continue supporting the IWDC as a part-time consultant beyond July.

Frank Kasnick, President and CEO of the IWDC, said, “Since taking the helm, members’ spend through the program has grown by over 60%. Rich fostered great support from key member led committees that resulted in the renewal of our long-term strategic partnership with Air Products, an expanded cylinder, tank and related equipment component offering and several unique value-added specialty gas and related equipment vendor partner additions.”

The IWDC, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America, recently announced Vic Wilson has been appointed Director of Marketing and Gas Programme, and will be responsible for overall IWDC marketing initiatives and lead its gas programme.