President and CEO of Noble Gas Solutions J. David Mahoney, II spent time with Siena students, faculty, and staff at the School of Business Executive Lecture Series on Monday, February 8.
Born in Waterford, NY as the second youngest of six children, Mahoney was unable to afford college tuition. Needing to help support his family, he went to work as a sales trainee for a small, local welding supply company in 1976. He worked his way through the ranks, becoming sales manager in 1978, vice president in 1980, and president in 1985. In December of 1986, Mr. Mahoney purchased the company, and since then, has turned what was once a welding supply company into a nationally recognized player in the gas and welding supply industry.
Noble Gas Solutions celebrated its 75 Anniversary on March 27, 2015.
“Do what you love…wake up every day excited about how you’re going to spend your day,” Mahoney advised during his presentation Living the American Dream (according to Dave.)
Mahoney regaled students for approximately 45 minutes before the Q&A session, followed by lunch with his wife and son, several students, and Br. Ed Coughlin, OFM, President.