GAWDA Celebrates 75 Years

We would like to wish GAWDA a very Happy 75th Anniversary!

Keen became a member of GAWDA in 1946, just one year after the organization was founded.

Our President, Bryan Keen was the 2012 GAWDA President. “GAWDA provides a forum to know people who can help us address opportunities and resolve issues quickly. GAWDA truly acts as the conduit for information. Chances are you won’t run into an issue that a GAWDA member or consultant can’t help you address,” said Keen after being inaugurated into the GAWDA presidency.


The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is dedicated to promoting the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment supplies. Through its GAWDA Gives Back campaign, association members have donated almost $2 million over the last 16 years to 22 different charitable organizations in 13 communities across the U.S. Since 2013, GAWDA and its members also have provided scholarships totaling $166,000 to 83 young people interested in studies leading to careers in the industry. For more information, visit the association’s website at