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2020 Board of Trustees

2020 Board of Trustees


William (Bill) A. Rice, Jr., Chairman


Rick Richardson, Vice Chairman

Sky Cylinder Testing, Inc.

Carey Chen, Treasurer

Cincinnati Incorporated
President, CEO & Chairman of the Board

David Abe

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
VP Strategic Accounts & Market Development

John Bray

Affiliated Machinery, Inc.

Jeff Deckrow

Vice President, Americas

David E. Levin


Robert G. (Bob) Pali

Past AWS Treasurer

W. Richard (Rick) Polanin, Ph.D. (AWS Vice President)

WRP Associates

Robert W. Roth (AWS President)

RoMan Manufacturing Inc.
President and CEO

Jason Scales, Ph.D.

The Lincoln Electric Company
Manager, Educational Services

Becky Tuchscherer

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Group President Commercial Welding

William A. (Bill) Visintainer

Atlas Welding Supply Co., Inc.

Ronald (Ron) C. Pierce, Chairman & Trustee Emeritus

WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc.

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