IWDC Staff Orginization Update


IWDC Staff Update

Indianapolis, IN — February 15, 2018 - The IWDC is pleased to announce several organizational changes that line up with its Strategic Direction.

Keith Werkley has assumed responsibilities of Director, Sales & Vendor Management which includes regional sales management, Weldmark® hardgoods product management and vendor program support. Keith will continue to lead IWDC’s Purchasing Committee, Chaired by Buz Edwards, Arc3 Gases.

Erica Jones has assumed responsibilities of Director of Marketing for IWDC. Erica retains her

current responsibilities for IWDC’s PurityPlus® Specialty Gas program and takes on all Marketing responsibilities for IWDC to include Graphics & Website Support, Digital Marketing and Meeting & Event Planning. In addition, Erica will lead IWDC’s Marketing Committee and IWDC Next Generation Group (INGG) Committee, chaired respectively by Troy Elmer, Mississippi Welders Supply and Rodney Huber, Huber Supply Company, Inc.

Tina Estes, previously Director of Information Systems, has assumed responsibilities of Chief Information Officer to better align with her management of outsourced I.T. Vendors and IWDC’s growing internal development and focus on business analytics.

IWDC’s Operations department under Eric Schwamberger, Distribution Center Operations Manager, has been expanded with additional customer service representatives to support growth.

All of these changes are to align IWDC Staff to better serve its growing base of Member stakeholders and Vendor Partners.

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 $2.2B 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.


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