Karen Gilgenbach
Weld Process Specialist
Airgas USA, LLC
Milwaukee, WI

“Manufacturing pushes people to their limits in innovation and performance; making each person strive to be better as the world is made better.”

Karen’s technical expertise, sales experience and management skill have driven her growth within Airgas USA, LLC.  Karen entered the industry as a Sales Technician for Linde Gas, leveraging her technical training to provide value-added solutions for clients.  Karen earned a welding inspector certification shortly before Linde Gas was acquired by Airgas USA, LLC.

Karen then rose to a product manager position charged with growing sales across eight Midwestern states.  Karen constantly works to broaden her expertise, transitioning recently to a technically focused role as a Weld Process Specialist and earning certifications as a Certified Welding Supervisor and a Certified Robotic Arc Welding Technician.  Karen took time to give back to the industry, serving as Chair of the American Welding Society Milwaukee Section.

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