In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Metzler

GAWDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Robert Metzler. AWG announced his passing in a post on LinkedIn. Bob was a legend in the industry and was loved by everyone who knew him. We wish his friends, family and the entire team at AWG peace during this tragic time.

Maine Oxy Announces New Corporate Roles

Maine Oxy announced the following corporate restructuring: Will Gentry will be exclusively focusing on sales and pricing. Will shall continue to work together with the sales team, retail stores, and the bulk team with the title of Partner – Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

Simultaneously, Kelly Gentry will expand her role and be working with Operations and Productivity in addition to her current role working with Human Resources and Safety with the title of Partner – Chief Operations and Safety Officer.

Chris Campbell will continue in his role of Chief Financial Officer to oversee Accounting, Credit and Collections, IT, and Purchasing.

Jason Gentry will continue to work with both operations and finance departments producing timely and critically valuable data and analytics with the title of Partner.

Airgas Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 Lists

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has been featured on two of Newsweek’s prominent lists: America’s Greatest Workplaces for 2023 and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024.

The America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 list, by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group, features the top large and mid-size companies recognized by their employees for respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life. The survey of over 220,000+ individuals included representation at over 1.5 million companies in America. Categories within the survey included the proactive management of diverse workforce, work-life balance, company image, working environment and compensation and benefits.

Airgas was also recently recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023. Companies were evaluated by 61,000 respondents living and working in the U.S. and over 389,000 company reviews in eight different categories such as company image, corporate culture, working environment, sustainability and career progression.

Stamy Paul, Airgas Senior Vice President of Human Resources, commented, “At Airgas, we want our associates to be themselves while becoming their best as part of a team where we embrace who they are, see who they are capable of becoming and give opportunities to fill their potential along the way.
This Newsweek recognition of Airgas as a best place to work supports our dedication to making Airgas a safe and inclusive environment where we work together to deliver our best every day — so our customers can deliver theirs.”

Airgas, Inc.
Airgas®, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Airgas helps its more than 1 million customers advance their business performance and reach their full potential with reliable products, services and expertise used to create, build, care, serve and sustain. With nearly 18,000 associates, over 1,400 locations, a robust eBusiness platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel, Airgas is ready to help customers fill their potential, every day.

As an Air Liquide company, a world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.

Arc3 Gases Supports Local Charities

In a post on the company’s Facebook page, Arc3 Gases announced that it has continued its heartfelt tradition of giving back. The post reads, “In 2023, we chose to support Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services in Falcon, NC, just a stone’s throw from our Dunn Corporate Office. For 114 years, Falcon Children’s Home has provided a loving home for children in need. Thanks to the generosity of our amazing Arc3 Gases team, we were able to present a check of $22,420 to support their mission. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website:″

 AWG Promotes Danny Villanueva to Branch Manager

AWG announced that Danny Villanueva has been promoted to branch manager of the company’s Waller, TX branch. Danny began his career in the industry at Bestway Welding Supply in 2013 as a delivery driver. By 2018, he had transitioned to counter sales. In 2021, Danny joined AWG in Waller, TX as a Counter Representative. Later, in 2022, he moved to the Market Street location in Houston to assist with inside and counter sales. Outside of work, Danny prioritizes spending time with his family. He is a proud father of two lovely young ladies, aged 17 and 18, and a dedicated husband to his wife of 22 years.

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