Leadership & Subcommittees

Leadership & Subcommittees

Leadership

Meet the 2017 WEMCO Executive Officers

Eric LaubachChair

Eric Laubach
Direct Wire & Cable

 

Dave SullivanVice Chair

Steve Fyffe
Astaras Inc.

 

Nigel ScotchmerPast Chair

Nigel Scotchmer
Huys Industries

 


WEMCO Subcommittees

Eric LaubachEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair: Eric Laubach, Direct Wire & Cable USA
Ensures the strength and integrity of WEMCO by coordinating and reviewing the subcommittees' activities.  The Executive Committee also evaluates the governing structure of WEMCO, and recommends changes to the organization's charter and/or subcommittees.

Nigel ScotchmerGOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Chair:  Nigel Scotchmer, Huys Industries
Implements WEMCO's bylaws necessary to ensuring the organization's foundation, as well as periodically evaluate the governing structure of WEMCO - committee association roles, duties, responsibilities, terms and membership eligibility.

Dave SullivanPROGRAM COMMITTEE
Chair:  Steve Fyffe, Astaras Inc.
Determines the meeting locations, speakers, and the program format for the WEMCO Annual Meetings. Throughout the year, the committee works together to ensure that the WEMCO Annual Meetings are relevant to WEMCO members, and the welding industry.

MEMBERSHIP
Chair: Bob Ranc, Weldcoa
Focuses on WEMCO's membership growth, as well as continually examine the benefits of being a WEMCO company member to ensure maximum value proposition. The Membership Recruitment Committee–in conjunction with the Membership Retention Committee–will focus on WEMCO marketing and promotions.

EXCELLENCE IN WELDING COMMITTEE
Chair: Jeff Deckrow, Hypertherm, Inc.
Serves as a catalyst and thought leader in driving industry efforts to raise the overall profile of welding as a career and communicate to potential candidates the numerous opportunities that exist.

GAWDA LIAISON
Chair: Bob Ranc, Weldcoa
Ensures synchronicity between GAWDA, WEMCO and other organizations, associations and institutions within the welding industry.

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Chair: Dave Marquard, Superflash Compressed Gas/IBEDA
Evaluates various electronic issues that relate to business and commerce within the welding industry. This will include, but not limited to, Website issues, VMI, EDI, and others. David currently writes articles for the WEMCO Quarterly eNewsletter’s Technology Column.

 

AWS CAREERS IN WELDING COMMITTEE LIAISON
Chair: Jeff Deckrow, Hypertherm, Inc.
The Careers in Welding (CIW) committee is being formed within the AWS Foundation to serve as a catalyst and thought leader in driving industry efforts to raise the overall profile of welding as a career, and to communicate to potential candidates, the numerous opportunities that exist. Jeff is the Chair of the CIW and serves as the WEMCO liaison for the AWS CIW committee.

Welding Journal Editorials by Past WEMCO Chairs

Past WEMCO Chairs

RUSTY FRANKLIN  1996 -1998
PHIL WINSLOW  1999 - 2001
JOHN POSTLE  2002 - 2004
DEAN WILSON  2005
FREDERICK LUENING  2007
ROBERT ROTH  2007
DENNIS BROWN  2008
JEFF DECKROW  2009
JIM HORVATH  2010
HECTOR VILLARREAL  2011
BOB RANC  2012
NIGEL SCOTCHMER  2013 - 2014
DAVID SULLIVAN  2015 - 2016

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