Effective October 24th, AWG is pleased to welcome Vanjia (Vanya) Thomas to her new role as Vice President of Human Resources at American Welding & Gas, Inc.
Vanjia has extensive human resources experience, holding regional and global roles at a publicly held company in the industrial gas industry. She brings a wide range of knowledge in organizational development, team building, talent management, talent recruiting, and benefits administration to AWG. She also has experience as an outside sales representative selling packaged gas and welding supplies. Vanjia will report directly to our CEO, Jason Krieger.
Vanjia and her husband, Michael will be relocating to Raleigh, NC where she will be based out of the AWG offices. Vanjia and Michael have three children, and one granddaughter.
AWG, headquartered in Raleigh in North Carolina, is one of the largest independent distributors of industrial, medical and specialty gases in the US and operates over 80 retail locations and 18 fill plants stretching from Montana to Florida. AWG is one of the largest independent gas and welding supplies distributors in the US with facilities in 21 states distributing gases to over 30 states and Canada.
Please join us in welcoming Vanjia to the AWG Team!