After three successful years as a branch store manager for the Butler Gas Products Company, Inc., the company has revealed that industry entrepreneur Ken Lapinski now excels as the Butler’s Customer Service Manager and distribution team leader.

In addition, the company has revealed that it has also welcomed its third generation into the family business, with the news that Abydee Butler has become full-time Marketing Director.

It’s clearly a busy time for the company. Lapinski’s industry experience began when he was a young student, with his family’s business, Keystone Metal Welding (New Castle, PA). With over thirty years of industry experience, Lapinski joins Butler Gas Products as a knowledgeable resource for both its customers and associates.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company welcomed its third generation into the family business last autumn.

Abydee Butler had been working for the company part-time for several years during her summers off from school, but now the young businesswoman serves as the company’s full-time Marketing Director. Butler graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Clemson University and was enthusiastic about joining the sixty-one-year-old family business. She is now in the process of completing her three month training program, supervised by Executive Vice President of Sales, Heather Ferrand.

As the company’s third generation, Butler joins her father, Jack, and aunts, Barb and Debi, in pursuit of the company’s 100 year plan of survival.

Butler Gas Products Co. is western Pennsylvania’s premier supplier of compressed gases and welding supplies for over 50 years. The company is a full service distributor and manufacturer, selling products and services that provide total solutions for its customers.