Posted July 16, 2018

Weldcote Metals adds to sales team

Weldcote Metals Inc., a division of Zika Group, announced the addition of Fritz Klug as northern sales manager and Jay Hickman as southern sales manager.

Fritz Klug Jay Hickman
Fritz Klug Jay Hickman

The expansion of the sales team is part of a strategic effort to increase Weldcote sales and visibility in the United States and position the brand as a one-stop-shop solution for the industrial tool industry.

Fritz Klug joins Weldcote as northern sales manager with nearly 35 years of industrial sales experience. Before his position at Weldcote, he was director of sales at CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, western U.S. sales manager at L.S. Starrett Company and territory manager at Triangle Tool Group. Klug has extensive experience with distributor channel development.

Bringing more than 30 years of industry sales experience, Hickman joins Weldcote as southern sales manager. Prior to coming to Weldcote Metals, Hickman held the positions of southern sales manager at CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, sales manager of Garryson Inc. and district sales manager of Anderson Brush. He was a former membership director for the Coated Abrasives Fabricators Association.

"Creating a strong, experienced and knowledgeable sales team will position Weldcote at the forefront of the industrial tool industry," said Joe O'Mera, CEO, Weldcote Metals. "There is so much potential for growth as we develop the Weldcote brand in the industrial market and deliver on our promise to be a high-end, ‘one-stop shop’ solution for our customers."

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Weldcote Metals is a manufacturer and wholesaler of welding supplies distributed through welding distributors in the U.S. and various parts of the world. Weldcote’s product line consists of a wide range of production alloys for MIG, TIG and brazing and welding accessories, including electrodes, lenses, helmets, chemical aids and tools.