2019 Board of Trustees
William (Bill) A. Rice, Jr., Chairman
Rick Richardson, Vice Chairman
Sky Cylinder Testing, Inc.
Carey Chen, Treasurer
President, CEO & Chairman of the Board
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
VP Strategic Accounts & Market Development
Affiliated Machinery, Inc.
Vice President, Americas
David E. Levin
Thomas (Tom) J. Lienert (AWS President)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (Retired)
Robert G. (Bob) Pali
Past AWS Treasurer
Robert W. Roth (AWS Vice President)
RoMan Manufacturing Inc.
President and CEO
Jason Scales, Ph.D.
The Lincoln Electric Company
Manager, Educational Services
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Group President Commercial Welding
William A. Visintainer
Atlas Welding Supply Co., Inc.
Ronald (Ron) C. Pierce, Chairman & Trustee Emeritus
WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc.
Become a Skilled Tradeperson
The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next decade. Jobs associated with building and rebuilding roads, bridges, water, and the power grid are expected to grow by double-digit percentages–faster than the overall economy.