August 8 Member News

Gas and Supply Names President
Baton Rouge, LA — John Kimmel was named president of Gas and Supply’s Alabama and Eastern Mississippi branches. Kimmel has been with the company for 10 years and previously served as interim president.
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Adam Strouse, Devon Goodman and Greg Testa

Adam Strouse, Devon Goodman and Greg Testa

DWC Expands Marketing Team
Denver, PA — Direct Wire & Cable welcomed three employees to its sales and marketing team. Greg Testa brings experience in account management and technical recruiting. Devon Goodman is a recent graduate of Millersville University, where he earned a BA in financial economics. Adam Strouse previously worked on application development at Manheim Auto Auction.
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Airgas Supports Operation Homefront
Radnor, PA — Airgas extended its commitment to Operation Homefront, a charity that supports America’s service members by providing emergency assistance and support to families of deployed service members and to those returning home wounded. Airgas presented Operation Homefront with a donation of $100,000 at Airgas headquarters in Radnor, PA, marking the company’s fourth annual contribution to the organization.
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Jim Kissler

Jim Kissler

Kissler Named CEO of Influence
Boise, ID — Jim Kissler, CEO of Norco, was named a 2011 CEO of Influence by Idaho Business Review. The magazine highlighted Norco’s values of taking pride in employees, seeking continued growth and profitability and letting employees share in profits. The Kissler Family Foundation also was acknowledged for its support of health care organizations and contributions to the education and betterment of humankind. With the charitable organization as a shareholder of the company, the company’s profits automatically go toward philanthropic efforts.
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Air Liquide Completes Plant
Houston, TX — Air Liquide Industrial U.S. completed construction of an on-site nitrogen production plant in Moses Lake, WA, that will supply high purity gaseous nitrogen to a new lightweight carbon fibers production facility. The plant covers 60 acres of land and will initially operate two carbon fiber lines, each with an annual capacity of 1,500 metric tons.
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Missy Rhodes

Missy Rhodes

Lance Brennan

Lance Brennan

New Hires at Abbott
Olean, NY — Abbott Welding Supply hired Missy Rhodes as comptroller and office manager. Rhodes brings management and financial experience from many years of international business experience and an accounting degree from Penn State University. Lance Brennan was hired as territory manager. He brings experience in teaching and sales and marketing from St. Bonaventure Univeristy. Along with an undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure, Brennan holds a masters degree in multi-handicapped education from Ashland University.
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CryoVation Opens Online Store
Fort Myers, FL — CryoVation launched an e-commerce site, www.thecryoshop.com, offering customers secure online ordering for parts and equipment for their cylinder filling systems. The online store offers purchasing of equipment for the industrial, specialty, beverage and medical gas industries. Customers can select products by category, manufacturer or part name and choose variations such as hose length or valve pipe thread.
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Weld Tooling Corp Hires Two
Canonsburg, PA — Norm Sted was appointed sales and marketing director, and Todd Clouser was appointed marketing and social media specialist for weld.com.
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