The IWDC (Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative) is pleased to announce that Sean Norton has joined the IWDC as Hardgoods Product Manager. In this role, Sean will be responsible for driving profitable growth of key programs, vendor partner brands and Weldmark® brand.

Norton comes to the IWDC from ESAB Victor where he spent 15 years as a District Manager for Victor Technologies, primarily in the mid-west region of the United States. He also worked 10 years at two leading independent welding & gas distributors and started his career with AGA Gas and later worked for Air Liquide.

Norton and his family are longtime residents of Indianapolis, Indiana.

The IWDC is a cooperative, formed in 1994, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America. IWDC Member companies collectively represent over $2.2bn in sales, serving a wide range of industries. The common denominator is that these industries look to them for industrial, specialty, and medical gases as well as related equipment, hard goods, and consumables. End-use customers served by IWDC Members benefit from having the unparalleled expertise of a local Member distributor who has access to national-scale purchasing and marketing programs.