Weld Plus offers simple, practical solutions to welding automation.  Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is standing by and waiting to assist you with all your welding equipment and machinery needs!  With more that 270 years of of experience in the welding industry, Weld Plus knows welding.    Call us today to get the right solution for your operation.


Paul Rensing

President Extension 111

In 1991 Weld Plus was started by Jack Schroeder and Paul Rensing working out of Jack’s basement and garage. Paul is the President of Weld Plus with over 30 employees working out of a 44,000 square foot facility on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previous to Weld Plus, Paul sold for a local welding distributor for 8 years and before that he owned and operated a small construction firm specializing in replacement windows. He has been in the industry since 1983. Paul attended the University of Cincinnati and is an expert in welding processes and welding automation. Paul started a rigorous training program to further develop the overall skills of the entire staff. Expanded business levels and advancement of employees via a “Promote from Within” program have kept training at a steady pace. Paul enjoys golf and attending his son’s various sporting events.

Paul Rensing Weld Plus

Rob Mathews

Vice President Extension 112

Rob began his Weld Plus career in 2013 as the Director of Information Technology. In 2014, he was promoted to Managing Director. Rob’s responsibilities included Operations, Inside Sales, Purchasing, Marketing and IT.  In 2018, Rob was promoted to Vice President. Prior to Weld Plus, Rob spent 10 years as the Director of IT for an international welding, industrial and safety products wholesaler.  Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University.  He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 3 children and is an avid golfer.

Rob Mathews Weld Plus

Connie Sprunk

Controller Extension 113

Connie joined Weld Plus as Controller in September of 2016. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in accounting. Before joining Weld Plus Connie ran her own consulting business. Prior to that she worked for a local CPA firm for ten years. Connie enjoys attending sporting events, boating and spending time with her husband and family.

Connie Sprunk Weld Plus

Doug Pfirrman

National & Key Account Manager Extension 142

Doug has been in the business for over 30 years. In 1980 Doug began working for a local welding distributor and then joined Weld Plus in 1994. Doug has a great ability to teach his customers the newest applications that come out on the market. Doug also has given some welding classes to the Weld Plus staff. He is our expert in Sub-Arc, cold and hot wire TIG welding and pulse MIG welding. Doug’s hobbies include boating, rappelling, scuba diving and camping.

Doug Pfirrman Weld Plus

Davis Rensing

VP of Sales and Business Development Extension 133

Growing up watching his father (Paul) and grandfather (Jack) build the business, Davis has been around the welding industry since he can remember. After graduating from Ohio University’s College of Business, he worked in construction software sales and the mortgage industry before deciding to join the family business. His role at Weld Plus includes machinery sales, sales management, customer service and equipment acquisitions. He is a huge Cincinnati sports fan, enjoys playing golf, going fishing, cooking as well as spending time with his family and friends.

Davis Rensing Weld Plus

Craig Schafer

Director of Business Operations Extension 130

Craig joined Weld Plus as a part-time warehouse employee in 2006 while attending high school. In 2010, Craig moved into the shipping department to better his skills on meeting deadlines and customer service. Two years later Craig received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduation, Craig transitioned to an inside sales position which he maintained for the next 6 years. Craig currently holds the position of Director of Business Operations where he focuses on sales, marketing, purchasing and day-to-day operations. In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family as well as running and golfing.

Craig Schafer Weld Plus

Buddy Mayborg

Outside Sales Extension 141

Buddy graduated from Miami University in the summer of 2014 and began working at Weld Plus in September of that year. He started sanding, grinding, and painting in the machine preparation area, then went on to learn the rest of the warehouse operations including shipping and receiving. Buddy also worked in the service department and welder repair to get affiliated with the company’s scope of work. He enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

Buddy Mayborg Weld Plus

Steve Messinger

Inside Sales / Parts Extension 135

Steve was hired as our driver in 1992, becoming the fourth member of the staff to join Weld Plus. Steve is now the main counter salesman and also fills in when necessary with inside sales and delivery. Previous to Weld Plus, Steve was part owner of a flooring supply distributorship and also a courier. Steve attended Cincinnati Technical College and has taken sales seminar courses. Steve enjoys yard work, gardening, golf and photography.

Steve Messinger Weld Plus

Bob Schlake

Purchasing Extension 136

Bob has been in the welding industry since 1977. Soon after he joined Weld Plus in 1994, he was responsible for implementing the welding software system. Bob is currently our purchasing manager. He also oversees shipping, as well as helping with inside sales. He enjoys photography, golf and wildlife gardening in his spare time.

Bob Schlake Weld Plus

Nick Peters

Machinery Sales Extension 132

Nick graduated from Ohio University’s Business School in the summer of 2018 with a degree in marketing. During his time at OU he was part of the Ralph and Luci Shey Sales Center where he gathered valuable experience, skills and knowledge about sales.  Nick joined the Weld Plus sales team in September of 2018. His main roles include machinery sales, rental sales, customer service and eBay sales. He enjoys attending sporting events, playing sports such as golf, basketball and softball and spending time with his family and friends.

Nick Peters Weld Plus

Jeff Linneman

Business Development Representative Extension 140

Jeff joined the Weld Plus sales team in April of 2021 with a background in staffing and apartment leasing. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership and Minor in Business Administration. His roles at Weld Plus include business development, customer service and eBay sales. He utilizes his leadership and business skills to assist with customer relations and sales support. In his free time, Jeff enjoys following Cincinnati sports, golfing and spending time with friends and family.

Jeff Linneman Weld Plus

Ellen Long

Engineering Extension 121

Ellen joined Weld Plus in August of 2016 with a background in facilities and project management.  She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering,  Her prior experience includes 8 years managing construction projects for Procter & Gamble and Jones Lang LaSalle.  She brings her skills in management and project coordination to her new role in the Weld Plus Operations Department.  Ellen enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Ellen Long Weld Plus

Dave Kumpf

Electrical Controls Engineer Extension 122

Dave joined Weld Plus in March of 2019. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering he worked in field service where he traveled the world installing and repairing equipment. He has spent his last 13 years managing industrial maintenance departments and large capital projects. Dave brings years of equipment design and repair to the Weld Plus team. Dave enjoys camping, playing golf, and attending his twin boys’ sporting events.

Dave Kumpf Weld Plus

Travis Pell

Lead Service Technician Extension 120

Travis started at Weld Plus in January of 2012 as an electrical technician in the service dept. Before coming to Weld Plus he was an electrician for Fluor Daniel, a global engineering construction company. Travis is currently the Lead Service Tech at Weld Plus. He enjoys spending time with his son, fishing, hunting and is an avid motorcyclist.

Travis Pell Weld Plus