The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC; Indianapolis, IN) announced that Erica Janas joined their team as their director of marketing. In this role, she is responsible for overall marketing initiatives and will also lead their PurityPlus® Specialty Gas program. Her marketing department includes graphic design, website support, digital marketing, and event planning. She comes to IWDC from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she held field sales and project management positions. Prior to that, she was the North American sales manager at Proton Onsite and, during her leadership there, she became very involved with the PurityPlus Specialty Gas program. Janas holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Albertus Magnus College. She and her family will relocate from Connecticut to greater Indianapolis, IN, later this fall.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.
ARCH Cutting Tools Takes Top Place in ANCA Competition
A complex, multifunctional tool measuring an inch in diameter with a long functional cutting length, the ARCH tool checked every box to win the prestigious ANCA Tool of the Year 2020.