District 5

Joseph "JT" Mahoney

District 5 Director
President
American Arc, Inc.
6859 NW 35 Street
Bell, FL 32619
P: 352-727-0366
E: joseph.jt.mahoney@gmail.com

District 5 Sections

SECTION 025Atlanta

Website : http://www.awssection.org/atlanta/


CHAIR
Rene Engeron, Emergency Machining Services
emsmachine@aol.com

1ST VICE CHAIR
Tom Rieger, Lanier Tech College

2ND VICE CHAIR
Jay Maughon, Lanier Tech College

SECRETARY
Rene Engeron, Emergency Machining Services
emsmachine@aol.com

TREASURER
Greg Engeron, EAS/Gas & Supply

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Tom Flynn, Tomco

SECTION 80South Florida

Website : http://www.awssection.org/sflorida/


CHAIR
Gilly Burrion, Florida Gas Welding Supply
gburrion@aol.com

1ST VICE CHAIR
Robert Guenther, Guenther Construction, Inc.

2ND VICE CHAIR
Frank Vargas, Uniweld Products

SECRETARY
Javier Sosa, American Welding Society

TREASURER
Ruben Lara, American Welding Society

SECTION LIBRARY
South Florida Section Library
2215 SW 58 Avenue
West Park, FL 33023
Librarian: Gilly Burrion
P: 954-981-8404

SECTION 97South Carolina

Website : http://www.awssection.org/scarolina

Contact : scarolina@awssections.org


CHAIR
Ken Inabinette, Division Five Inc.

1ST VICE CHAIR
Steffen Johnstone, Parker Aerospace

2ND VICE CHAIR
Gale Mole, Soil Consultants, Inc.

SECRETARY
Rick Stevens, Pegasus Steel

TREASURER
Lewis Driggers, Parker Aerospace

SECTION 110North Florida

Website : http://www.awssection.org/nflorida

Contact : nflorida@awssections.org


CHAIR
Jamal "Jim" Issa, Lincoln Electric Company

1ST VICE CHAIR
Peter Furman, GE Oil & Gas

2ND VICE CHAIR
Kenneth Michie, SAFT America

SECRETARY
John Ellis III, Legacy Engineering, Inc.

TREASURER
William E. Strate, Strate Welding Supply Co.

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Douglas Yates, Bureau Veritas

SECTION LIBRARY
FSCJ Downtown Campus
101 W. State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Librarian: Bill Strate

SECTION 112Florida West Coast

Website : http://www.awssection.org/fl_westcoast/

Contact : flwestcst@awssections.org


CHAIR
Alan Shissler

1ST VICE CHAIR
Daryl Peterson

2ND VICE CHAIR
Tom McCormack

SECRETARY
Albert "Al" Sedory

TREASURER
Ray Monson

SECTION 154Columbia

Website : http://www.awssection.org/columbia

Contact : columbia@awssections.org


CHAIR
Keith Cusey

1ST VICE CHAIR
Ray Thomas, Midland Technical College

2ND VICE CHAIR
Kevin Gratton, Lexington Carrer Center

SECRETARY
Robyn Westphal

TREASURER
Keith Cusey

SECTION LIBRARY
Midland Technical College, Airport Campus
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170
Librarian: Ray Thomas

SECTION 188North Central Florida

Website : http://www.awssection.org/nc_florida

Contact : nctflorida@awssections.org


CHAIR
Howard Record, Record Tool & Die

1ST VICE CHAIR
Josh Esposito, Community Technical & Adult Education Ctr

2ND VICE CHAIR
Edward S. Miszczak

SECRETARY
Leroy "Bill" Myers

TREASURER
Christopher C. Utman, Weldtest Services, LLC

CERTIFICATION CHAIR
Christopher C. Utman, Weldtest Services, LLC

SECTION LIBRARY
Weldtest Services, LLC
3500 NE 71st Avenue
High Springs, FL 32643
Librarian: Chris Utman
P: 386-454-0213

SECTION 193Palm Beach

Website : http://www.awssection.org/palmbeach

Contact : palmbeach@awssections.org


CHAIR
Frank Rose, Atlantic Tech. Center

VICE CHAIR
Jon F. VanPelt

SECRETARY
Neil Prager, Anchor Research Corp.

TREASURER
Neil Prager, Anchor Research Corp.

SECTION LIBRARY
Palm Beach Section Library
4700 Coconut Creek Pkwy
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Librarian: Frank Rose
P: 754-321-5100

District 5 Student Chapters

SECTION 110North Florida Section

Tulsa Welding School
Dion Thornhill
Tulsa Welding School
3500 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
P: 904-646-9353

SECTION 154Columbia Section

Aiken SC Student Chapter
Kevin Rawlins
Aiken County Career & Technology Ctr
2455 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Warrenville, SC 29851
P: 803-593-7300

Aiken Technical College
Shawn McClanahan
Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Graniteville, SC 29829
P: 803-508-7356

Strom Thurmond Career Center
William Cheatham
Strom Thurmond Career Center
17 Par Drive
Johnston, SC 29832
P: 803-275-1767

SECTION 193Palm Beach Section

Space Coast Student Chapter
Ken Cox
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd. 16-103
Cocoa, FL 32922
P: 321-433-7175

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