Thermadyne Industries Inc. recently appointed a new general manager for its Stoody line of hardfacing products and anti-wear and anti-corrosion filler metals. Ravi Menon has been affiliated with the Stoody brand for 17 years, in various positions, and has 25 years experience in the welding and metal-cutting industries.

“Ravi has done an excellent job developing innovative products for growth markets, which has driven Stoody’s recent success,” stated Terry Downes, Thermadyne executive vice resident and COO. “He has solid global experience and a deep knowledge of Stoody's products and applications. He is, therefore, perfectly positioned to lead the Stoody business plan and achieve its growth potential.”

Menon holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and has authored numerous technical publications and patents.

Stoody’s product line includes iron, nickel, stainless, cobalt, tungsten carbide and vanadium carbide-based alloys. They are supplied to customers in power generation, mining, construction, railroad, steel, metalcasting, oil-and-gas production and exploration, as well as the pulp and paper industries.

In addition to Stoody, the Thermadyne family of products includes Victor®, Tweco®, Arcair®, Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, TurboTorch®, Firepower® and CIGWELD®.