American Welding Society - 2014 Leadership
AWS Officers | Past President Directors | Directors At Large | District Directors

Dean R. Wilson

Dean R. Wilson
AWS President 2014

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

Welldean Enterprises
Glendora, California

8669 NW 36 Street,
Suite 130
Miami, FL. 33166-6672
P: (626) 914-7609

David J. Landon

David J. Landon
Vice President, AWS

He was elected to a third term as a vice president. Since 1992, he has worked as manager of welding engineering and missions support at Vermeer Mfg. Co. and is an AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector. Previously, he operated Landon's Welding Services performing failure analyses, inspections, and welder training and worked as a welding engineer for Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. He has served on many AWS technical committees and as a Delegate to the IIW Commission XIV, Welding Education and Training.

Vermeer Mfg. Co.
2010 Vermeer Road East
Pella, IA 50219
O: 641-621-7476

David L. McQuaid

David L. McQuaid
Vice President, AWS

He was elected to his second 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

D. L. McQuaid & Assoc. Inc.
519 Gala Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
O: (724) 485-2373

John R. Bray

John R. Bray
Vice President, AWS

John Bray was elected to serve his first term as a vice president. A past chair of the Houston Section, he most recently served as Dist. 18 director. Bray is with Affiliated Machinery, Inc., in Pearland, Texas, where he has served as president for the past 18 years.

3008 South Main Street
Pearland, Texas 77581
O: (281) 997-7273

Robert G. Pali

Robert G. Pali
Treasurer, AWS
He is vice president, secretary, and COO of J. P. Nissen Co. Pali is currently Chair of the AWS Finance Committee and a member of the AWS Publications, Expositions, and Marketing Committees. He 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.

J. P. Nissen Co.
2544 Fairhill Avenue
P.O. Box 339
Glenside, PA 19038
O: 215-886-2025
F: 215-886-0707


Nancy C. Cole

Nancy C. Cole
AWS President 2013

An AWS Fellow and Life Member, Nancy Cole served as AWS president in 2013. Before forming her own company, NCC Engineering, she was program manager and contract manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, where she was awarded three patents. At ABB Combustion Engineering, she developed welding electrodes, fluxes, and flux-cored wires. She served as chair of the AWS Technical Activities Committee, Fellows Committee, and C3 Brazing and Soldering Committee. She has received the AWS Honorary Member Award, the Dr. Rene Wasserman Award, and the McKay-Helm Award.

NCC Engineering
2735 Robert Oliver Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL
O: 904-491-5089

William A. Rice

William A. Rice
AWS President 2012

He was an AWS member for more than 25 years, serves as CEO for OKI Bering Supply, president of Dadco of West Virginia and West Side Real Estate, and on the boards of trustees for several West Virginia health and financial organizations.

1411 Connell Road
Charleston, WV 25314
O: 304-346-2977

R. Roth R.W. Roth (Robert) (2016)
RoMan Manufacturing Inc.
President & CEO
861 - 47th Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509-5103
O: (616) 530-8641
Thomas J. Lienert Thomas J. Lienert (2015)
Technical Staff
Los Alamos Laboratory
PO Box 1663
MST-6 MS G770
Los Alamos, NM 87545
O: (505) 665-6042
J. Jones (J) J. Jones (J) (2015)
District Manager
The Harris Products Group
611 CR 3608
Bullard, TX 75757
P: (832) 506-5986
Sean P. Moran Sean P. Moran (2015)
Weir American Hydro
135 Stonewood Road
York, PA 17402
O: (717) 801-3863
M: (717) 668-0214
Tom A. Siewert Tom A. Siewert (2014)
NIST (ret.)
404 Barranca Trail
Wylie, TX 75098
P: 303-885-2571
W.R. Polanin (Rick) W. R. Polanin (Rick) (2016)
Illinois Central College
Professor & Program Chair
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61548
O: (309) 383-2296