District 13

Ron Ashelford

District 13 Director
Welding Instructor
Rock Valley College
4151 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL 61109
E: r.ashelford@rockvalleycollege.edu 

District 13 Sections

SECTION 002Chicago

Website : http://awssection.com/chicago/

Facebook : www.facebook.com/AWSChicago/

Contact : chicago@awssections.org


CHAIR
Costica "Cliff" Iftimie, Commercial Fabricators

1ST VICE CHAIR
Bob Zimny

2ND VICE CHAIR
Craig Tichelar, Brookfield Zoo

SECRETARY
Vicky Darnell, 4G&TB

TREASURER
John Hesseltine

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Jeff Stanczk, Catsi, Inc.

SECTION LIBRARY
AWS Chicago Section Library
Moraine Valley Community College
10900 S. College Dr.
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Librarian: Jim Greer

SECTION 038Peoria

Website : http://awssection.com/peoria/

Contact : peoria@awssections.org


CHAIR
W. Richard Polanin

1ST VICE CHAIR
Curt Rippey, Illinois Central College

SECRETARY
Tim McCumber, Bella Elevator

TREASURER
Jeff Joos, Illinois Central College

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Mike Dillard, Rohn Products

SECTION LIBRARY
Dr. W. Richard Polanin Library
Illinois Central College
One College Drive
E. Peoria, IL 61635
Librarian: W. Richard Polanin
P: 309-694-5110

SECTION 090J.A.K.

Website : http://awssection.com/jak/

Facebook : www.facebook.com/AWSJAK/

Contact : jak@awssections.org


CHAIR
Mark Stevenson, Stevenson Fabricating

1ST VICE CHAIR
Mike Spangler

SECRETARY
Deborah E. Woodruff

TREASURER
John A. Willard

SECTION 113Blackhawk

Website : http://awssection.com/blackhawk/

Contact : blackhawk@awssections.org


CHAIR
Ryan Forsell

1ST VICE CHAIR
Todd Edge, Airgas USA

2ND VICE CHAIR
Dave Rodden, Rockford Career College

SECRETARY
Mike Whittaker, Airgas USA

TREASURER
Larry Clevenger

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Ron Ashelford

SECTION LIBRARY
AWS Blackhawk - Section 113 - Library
1260 Turret Drive
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Librarian: Ryan Forsell
P: 815-282-7581

SECTION 139Illinois Valley

Website : http://awssection.com/illinoisvalley/

Contact : illinoisvalley@awssections.org


CHAIR
Paul Leadingham, Illinois Valley Community College

1ST VICE CHAIR
Anthony Sondgeroth

2ND VICE CHAIR
Joe Piano

SECRETARY
Theresa Molln

TREASURER
Theresa Molln

District 13 Student Chapters

SECTION 002Chicago Section

Harper College Student Chapter
Advisor: Kurt Billsten
1200 West Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
P: 847-925-6000
 

SECTION 038Peoria Section

Illinois Central College
Advisor:Curt J. Rippey
East Peoria Campus
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
P: 309-694-5134
 

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