IWDC Announces Organizational Staff Changes

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has announced several organizational changes that line up with its strategic direction.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has announced 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. Werkley 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, Jones will lead IWDC’s Marketing Committee and IWDC Next Generation Group 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 $2.2 billion in sales, serving a wide range of industries.

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