Thomas L. Dyal, Jr. retired owner of Cryo Weld Corporation Poughkeepsie, New York passed away on December 21st, 2017.
“Tommy”, as he was known to all, was passionately involved in the industrial, specialty and medical gas & equipment business for over 47 years. He started his career at the age of 15 working at CryoDyne Corporation where his Father, Tom Dyal, Sr., was a partner. He and his wife Deborah, started Cryo Weld in 1993. A pick-up truck and Tommy’s vast experience in all facets of the industry was all that was required to drive Cryo Weld’s growth and success for the next 24 years. Tommy was a firm believer in the Independent distributor as well as making their success into a legacy for the next generation. This goal was achieved, and Cryo Weld is under the management of one of his Daughter’s, Michele and son-in-law, Nick Centorani.
Under Tommy’s management, Cryo Weld received recognition from industry organisations and vendors. BOC recognised Cryo Weld with the President’s Award Plague in 2006, ranking Cryo Weld in the Top 10 distributors in North America. Cryo Weld also received the CGA and GAWDA Annual Distributor Safety Award in the category of ‘100,000 or Fewer Employee Exposure Hours’ for safety improvement in 2013.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie, their two daughters, Rebecca and Michelle, and three granddaughters. Tommy was predeceased by his son, Tommy III, in late 2013. He will also be missed by his parents, Tom and Jane Dyal, Sr., and his seven siblings; Lisa, Gary, Sandra, Catherine, David, Christopher and Andrew.
Over the years, Tommy forged hundreds of industry relationships with vendors, customers and fellow distributors who will miss his professionalism and friendship.