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.

Our AWS officers have the in-depth knowledge to support your efforts. Each office has decades of leadership experience representing every facet of our industry. From senior level engineering and certified inspector rolls, to spearheading standards committees, to running successful manufacturing, equipment and other welding-related businesses, AWS officers have the background to support your goals.

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 McQuaid

David L. McQuaid

AWS President 2016

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

davidlmcquaid@comcast.net

David McQuaid was elected president. He heads D. L. McQuaid and Associates, Inc. He has chaired the AWS D1 Structural Welding and the Technical Activities Committees. In 2009, he received the American National Standards Institute Finegan Standards Medal for his contributions to industry standards.

John R. Bray

John R. Bray

Vice President, AWS

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

sales@affiliatedmachinery.com

John Bray was elected to serve his third term as an AWS vice president. He is currently president of Affiliated Machinery, Inc. He is a 27-year AWS member, an AWS Distinguished Member, and a Certified Welding Sales Representative. He also served six years as Dist. 18 director, and served 12 years on the Houston Section Board.

Dale Flood

Dale Flood

Vice President, AWS

TRI TOOL INC.
3041 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

floodAWS@tritool.com

Dale Flood was elected to serve a second term as a vice president. He is project manager, R&D, at TRI TOOL INC. He served as Dist. 22 director, chaired the Sacramento Valley Section, and contributes to the AWS D10 Committee on Piping and Tubing. He holds five U.S. patents on welding processes.

Thomas J. Lienert

Thomas J. Lienert

Vice President, AWS

Technical Staff
Los Alamos National Laboratory
PO Box 1663
MST-6 MS G770
Los Alamos, NM 87545

lienert@lanl.gov

Thomas Lienert was elected to serve as vice president. He is a technical staff member, R&D Engineer 4, at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is serving his second term as a director-at-large and is a member of the AWS Board of Directors. He is also an active member and/or officer of several national level committees, has served as chairman of the AWS New Mexico Section, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of that Section.

Carey Chen

Carey Chen

Treasurer, AWS

Cincinnati Incorporated
7420 Kilby Road
Harrison, OH 45030

Carey Chen was elected to serve as treasurer. He is President, CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board at Cincinnati Incorporated. He has been a volunteer member of AWS since 2007, serving on its Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees. Prior to serving as treasurer, he has been vice chair of the Finance Committee since 2012, and has also served on the IT Steering Committee since 2013.

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