FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. a distributor of compressed gases and welding supplies headquartered in Rockville, Maryland with 48 East Coast locations from Pennsylvania to Florida has elected Will Roberts as president effective February 1, 2019.
Will succeeds his father, Bob Roberts, and his grandfather, Bill Roberts, as the third generation president of the family-owned company in its 53-year history. Bob Roberts retains the dual role of chairman and chief executive officer of Roberts Oxygen.
Will began working full-time for Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. on May 1, 2012. Since joining Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., Will has worked in various jobs of increasing responsibility including the last three and a half years as Corporate Vice President. “We are pleased to announce Will’s election to president,” said Bob Roberts, Chairman of the Board. “His skills and results have contributed to our growth and efficiency over the last six years, and will ensure continuity and leadership for our continued customer focus and growth.”
Will graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He joined Raytheon Solipsys as a Software Engineer in 2006 where he worked on geographic information systems for commercial and military customers. In 2009 he co-founded WonderProxy, an internet company that helps companies do localization testing of their websites. He joined Roberts Oxygen in 2012 and began his training in all the operations of the company. He was appointed as the corporate vice president in August 2015.
About Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.
Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., founded 1966 in Rockville, Maryland, has grown to be one of the largest independent distributors of compressed gases and welding supplies in the United States. Roberts Oxygen is active in the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). For more information, visit www.robertsoxygen.com.