Events and News
CGA Acetylene Seminar – 2018
During the recently held CGA Seminar on Acetylene and LPG, Rexarc’s Bruce Holman and Travis Strebig shared their knowledge with industry peers through presentations on topics important to the industry.
We extend our thanks and gratitude to the CGA and GAWDA for putting on the event as well as the many attendees from around the world who attended another successful safety seminar.
Commissioned New Model 925 in Indonesia
Rexarc recently commissioned a new Model 925 at a large mining operation in Indonesia. The Rexarc Model 925 is ideal for remote locations such as mines as well as for large production operations such as ship yards by providing small scale acetylene cylinder filling production capabilities in a safe and efficient manner.
Rexarc International, Inc., Appoints Gretchen Jones as Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Rexarc International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of acetylene gas plants and acetylene gas generators, today announced that Gretchen Jones has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Gretchen will continue her responsibility for ensuring excellence in operations, engineering, finance and sales. Additionally, she will be responsible for developing and leading the strategic direction of the company. She reports to Rob Moyer, Rexarc Chief Executive Officer.
Since joining Rexarc in 2012, Gretchen has held several positions at Rexarc to include the Director of Quality and Lean Initiatives, Director of Operations and Engineering, and most recently, Executive Vice President. “Gretchen is a seasoned professional, who has demonstrated strong leadership skills since her start at Rexarc. She successfully drives initiatives, with a sharp focus on operational excellence,” said Rob Moyer. “I have extreme confidence in Gretchen’s ability to spearhead the future of Rexarc’s innovation and growth, while continuing to incorporate operational excellence.”
Gretchen’s accomplishments at Rexarc include the successful management of the ASME certification process. Also, under her leadership, several new products have been successfully launched, including an Auto Solvent System for filling acetylene cylinders, Hopper Slide Gate, and Compressor Automated High Pressure Drier System. Through process standardization and lean initiatives, on-time shipments continue to improve through the 90th -percentile and warranty issues are at an all time low.Gretchen Jones has a BS in Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton. She brings twenty-two years of combined experience in Executive Leadership, Operations and Engineering Management, Engineering and Quality. Throughout her tenure, Gretchen has had experience with many manufacturing technologies, as well as, developed strong skills driving continuous improvement, leading change and encouraging a positive and synergistic culture to increase employee engagement.
“Rexarc is committed to serving its customers with the best quality products. Since 1924, the company has remained true to this commitment by being an industry leader in safety and design,” said Gretchen Jones, new COO. “I am excited to lead the company into the next phase of innovation and growth.”
About Rexarc International, Inc.
Rexarc International became the first company to introduce a portable carbide-water acetylene gas generator in 1924. In addition to industry-grade acetylene plants, as well as components and spare parts, the company provides various gas distribution manifold and pipeline equipment to industrial customers. Visit rexarc.com to know more.