Officers

Officers

On behalf of the entire AWS organization, welcome!  I hope you’ll take a few moments to learn more about each of us and how we’re working as a united team to help you reach your goals successfully.

  • You may be an experienced welder or a prospective student exploring a possible welding career
  • You may be an equipment or manufacturing company president or independent welding shop owner
  • Or perhaps you’re educating our next welding generation

Regardless of your personal connection to welding, you all have an important stake in seeing our industry continue to grow and thrive.

Rest assured, your AWS officers have the in-depth background to support your efforts. Each has decades of leadership experience representing every facet of our industry: from working in senior level engineering and certified inspector roles…to spearheading standards committee... to running successful manufacturing, equipment and other welding-related businesses.

I hope you’ll get to know all of us better and continue to partner with us in our mission: to advance the science, technology and people of welding for ourselves… and the next generation.

David J. Landon

David J. Landon

AWS President 2015

Vermeer Mfg. Co.
Pella, Iowa

AWS Headquarters
8669 NW 36 Street,
Suite 130
Miami, FL 33166-6672

dlandon@vermeermfg.com

David J. Landon was elected president. Landon, a Senior Certified Welding Inspector, is manager of welding engineering and missions support at Vermeer Mfg. Co., Pella, Iowa. He has served on many AWS technical committees and as a Delegate to the IIW Commission XIV, Welding Education and Training.

David L. McQuaid

Vice President, AWS

D. L. McQuaid & Assoc. Inc.
519 Gala Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

davidlmcquaid@comcast.net

He was elected to serve a third term as a vice president. He heads D. L. McQuaid and Associates, Inc., which he founded in 1999. He has chaired the D1 Structural Welding and the Technical Activities Committees. At American Bridge Div. of U.S. Steel Corp., he served as senior welding engineer and corporate engineer. In 2009, he received the American National Standards Institute Finegan Standards Medal for his many contributions to industrial standards.

John R. Bray

John R. Bray

Vice President, AWS

Affiliated Machinery, Inc.
3008 South Main Street
Pearland, Texas 77581

sales@affiliatedmachinery.com

He was elected to serve a second term as a vice president. He is president of Affiliated Machinery, Inc., a 25-year AWS member, past Dist. 18 director, and a former chairman of the Houston Section.

Dale Flood

Dale Flood

Vice President, AWS

Tri-Tool, Inc.
3041 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

dalefloodAWS@gmail.com

He was elected to serve his first term as a vice president. He is project manager, R&D, at Tri Tool, Inc., served as District 22 director, chaired the Sacramento Valley Section, and contributes to AWS D10 committee standards for pipe and tube welding. Flood holds five U.S. patents on welding processes.

Robert G. Pali

Treasurer, AWS

J. P. Nissen Co.
2544 Fairhill Avenue
P.O. Box 339
Glenside, PA 19038

rpali@nissenmarkers.com

Robert G. Pali is currently Chair of the AWS Finance Committee and a member of the AWS Publications, Expositions and Marketing Committees. He is also the vice president, secretary and COO of J. P. Nissen Co. Pali has served on the WEMCO (An Association of Welding Manufacturers) executive board, National Nominating Committee and numerous subcommittees and presidential task forces. From 1965 to 1978, he worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. in analytical chemistry and plant operations research. In 2006, he received the AWS National Meritorious Award.