INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative announces that Rodney Huber, from Mason City, IA-based Huber Supply Company, will take on the leadership role for IWDC Next Generation Group (INGG). Rodney is taking over from Aaron Fischer, General Welding Supply Co. who helped launch INGG in 2013.
Next generation leadership is the lifeblood of any business. Recognizing this, IWDC's Board of Directors as a component of an ongoing strategic planning process elevated the importance of succession planning and next generation development. INGG was launched with the purpose of providing the future leadership of IWDC’s Member companies with organized networking and a forum to discuss common business challenges and provide training or educational opportunities specific to the group.
“I want to personally thank Aaron for his leadership and drive getting this initiative going and am looking forward to working with Rodney and the INGG Committee to continue the progress with this important initiative,” stated Frank Kasnick, IWDC President & CEO.
Rodney Huber, Vice President of Operations of Huber Supply Company is a fourth-generation employee. His great grandfather, George Huber, started the business in 1939. His grandfather, Loren Huber, is currently the CEO and father, Doug Huber, is the President of the company. The majority of the Huber family work for the company as well. Rodney's mother, Kristie Huber, is the office manager. His younger brother, Cal Huber, is in charge of Internet Sales and younger sister, Nicole Huber, is the Branch Manager.
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, hardgoods, 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.