Past Presidents

Past Presidents

David J. Landon

David J. Landon

AWS President 2015

Vermeer Mfg. Co.
Pella, Iowa

Mr. Landon is an AWS Certified Welder, Certified Welding Supervisor, Senior Certified Welding Inspector, and AWS Counselor. He has been a member of the American Welding Society since 1983 and has been active in the local section, district, national, and international levels. Landon has had a passion for training welders throughout his career and is always willing to share his passion for welding with anyone who will listen. Mentored by some of the great heroes in the welding industry, Landon's passion of mentoring others can be summed up in the theme of his presidential year of AWS, "Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things; to whom will you be a hero today?"

Dean Wilson

Dean R. Wilson

AWS President 2014

Wilson and Associates
151 Oak Tree Circle
Glendora, CA 91741

He is president of Wilson and Associates, a provider of health, safety, and welding products and industry consulting. Earlier, he was director of welding business development at Jackson Safety Products and prior to that, president of Wilson Industries from 1987 to 2007. He has served on numerous AWS standing committees, including WEMCO, An Association of Welding Equipment Manufacturers, where he served as chair in 2005.

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