IDCO Co-op is delighted to introduce Karen Helm, Vice President at Valley Industrial Rubber Products in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as the newest member of the IDCO Product Advisory Committee (PAC).
The PAC is comprised of 16 product experts who work together to enhance the co-op’s overall product offering. The PAC actively pursues new product opportunities while evaluating potential new suppliers and current suppliers for market competitiveness and quality standards.
Karen began working for Valley, the family business, in 1987 after a short career utilizing her B. S. in Environmental Resource Management. She joined the company to learn the business from her father and is now a second-generation owner.
Over the course of her 30+ years with the firm, she has gained experience in all aspects of the business, with the exception of welding. With a hands-on style, Karen enjoys the days she spends in steel toes with a hard hat the most – offering customer solutions face-to-face.
When she is not working, Karen enjoys golf, skiing, living an “HGTV dream” and is an avid fan of most sports!
IDCO is thrilled to add another industry expert with a proven track record to our ranks. Welcome aboard, Karen! We’re happy to have you.