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Weldcote Metals Appoints CEO

Weldcote Metals Inc. has announced the addition of ZWC Holdings, Inc., controlled by Zika Group Ltd., to its ownership group.

Zika Group also announced the appointment of Joe O'Mera, former president of Camel Grinding Wheels (CGW), as CEO of Weldcote Metals and part of the ownership group. O'Mera brings more than 25 years in the industrial welding tool marketplace to the position. "Along with his exceptional capabilities and leadership, O'Mera has proven success in creating value for his customers and shareholders," said a Zika spokesperson.

Weldcote Metals was founded by Bill Roland, founding CEO and current President; and John Pandorf, Co-founder and CFO, in 2006. Roland and Pandorf will continue in their capacity as company owners and members of the management team.

"The fusion of Zika's experience, product line and manufacturing capabilities, together with Joe O'Mera's leadership, will position Weldcote at the forefront of the industrial tool industry, providing a high-end, `one-stop shop' solution," said Pandorf.

"I am confident that my experience and industry knowledge, combined with the technical expertise and backing of the Zika Group, will escalate Weldcote's presence in the industry," said O'Mera. "Creating value for Weldcote customers and shareholders, while also serving the needs of welders in this industrial tool market, is a goal to which I am committed."

For more information contact:

Weldcote Metals

842 Oak Grove Rd.

Kings Mountain, NC 28086


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