Bryan Keen Assumes Presidency

Bryan KeenBryan Keen, president of Keen Compressed Gas Co., headquartered in Wilmington, DE, was named president of GAWDA during the Annual Convention’s closing business meeting. Keen has served on the executive committee for several years. The 2011 Annual Convention enjoyed a 4-year high attendance of 904 distributors, suppliers and guests.

In being named president, Keen joins a long list of distinguished distributors who have guided the association through good and bad times. In his first address as president, Keen expressed gratitude to GAWDA members for trusting him with the position of president. “The association is in a good place,” he said, “and I hope to make it a little better.” Keen has plans to focus on regional meetings, relationships with industry groups, membership development and other initiatives. “I’m fortunate to inherit an association that is really sound. The management team is ready to roll.”

Keen is the third generation of leadership at Keen Compressed Gas, taking over the role of president from his father, Merrill Keen, in December of 2000. The 92-year old company has 15 locations throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Keen Compressed Gas has been a member of GAWDA since 1946.

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