First ever madam president for GAWDA


A little bit of history was made on the final day of GAWDA’s 65th Convention for distributors in San Antonio, Texas, as Jenny McCall succeeded Britt Lovin to become the organisation’ first ever female President.

Prior to the momentous election, outgoing President Lovin provided some updated figures on actual delegates attending the three-day gathering of the gases community – which amounted to an impressive 450.

He also introduced guest speaker Dr Bart Bazi, who provided a well timed presentation on the potential changes in tax status of small businesses in the US – although cautioned delegates to get their financial affairs in order as the current US Government was likely to make changes that may not be favourable to many in the audience.

Dr Bazi was followed by Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America, who gave an overview of Trends and Opportunities in North America. Murphy stated that Linde had sales of $16bn in 2008, was present in over 100 countries and had 50, 000 employees across the group.

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