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AIRGAS Nor Pac Meeting - Seattle, Washington

Feb. 23, 2017


The Northern Pacific Region of Airgas, fondly referred to as Nor Pac held their annual sales meeting in Seattle Washington much earlier than normal this year. In the past it has been in May, but thankfully the weather was kind to those who attended this February meeting. The Nor Pac Group is led by Regional VP Bill Sanborn. Since this is an “invitation only” event to outside vendors, Bug-O Systems is very proud to be amongst those invited.  



Highlights of the meeting included an awards ceremony for those Airgas personnel who during Airgas' fiscal year, were honored for outstanding performance. Additionally, it gave us insight into this region’s performance expectations and industry focus for the new fiscal year.  




Airgas’ technical sales staff and sales managers from British Colombia to Oregon, and Alaska to Idaho were in attendance and that totaled over 100 key sales persons. Therefore, during the second day when vendors were permitted to have their products on display and feature sales and product solutions, it was a welcome opportunity for us. When does anyone have the opportunity to be face to face with 100 key process and sales professionals? We featured the MDS, Uni-Bug and new GO-FER IV in our booth. I was lucky enough to also have the help and support from Mike Mackintosh and Steven Scott, both whom are Bug-O’s Regional Managers for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

This was an important meeting for us to attend as Airgas has added two new Welding Process Managers and one new Automation Manager to this region, thus further indicating that they are investing in their people and this market, so we see a bright future with them.   


We look forward to continuing our work with Airgas/Air Liquide Nor Pac as well as all our future meetings and ventures together. We are building relationships, not just selling products!    


Norm Sted
Director – North America Sales & Global Marketing