Posted February 16, 2022

IDWC staff updates

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative announced a new hiring and a recent promotion.

Kathy Ahn Lara Robertson
Kathy Ahn Lara Robertson

Kathy Ahn joins the CSR team after nearly 35 years of experience in the welding industry. Most of that time was through the wholesale channel at Nasco and then ORS Nasco for 25 years. She also worked for seven years at Scully Welding Supply Corporation, an independent welding supply house outside of Philadelphia, as an Inside sales/counter sales and a buyer (hardgoods and gases) for that location. She also worked for over two years at Direct Wire and Cable as an Inside Sales/Account Executive.

Lara Robertson was promoted to the IWDC PIM Content Manager position from her role in the IWDC Distribution Center Customer Service Department. She has been with the IWDC since January 2018. She previously worked for the IDC cooperative in Indianapolis for 22 years. Her tenure there included operations as well as assisting in IDC's Marketplace deployment. She will be responsible for managing incoming data content from vendor partners and prioritizing the processing to meet the needs of members' various e-commerce and product data initiatives.