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American Welding Society Elects 2015 President and Board Chair

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
 
David J. Landon has been named as the 2015 president and chair of the board of the 70,000 member American Welding Society (AWS), headquartered in Miami, FL. Landon has been an active member of AWS (www.aws.org) for more than 30 years and served as its vice president from 2012-2014. He has been a contributing member to many technical committees and won several AWS awards, including the District 16 Dalton E. Hamilton Memorial Certified Welding Inspector of the Year award and numerous meritorious awards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in welding engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.
Landon’s passion for training new welders and mentoring others is the main focus of his presidential year. Consistent with that, the Iowa Section of AWS has launched the David J. Landon Scholarship. The endowment is made possible by donations of the Iowa Section of the American Welding Society, Vermeer Corp. and the matching gift program of the American Welding Society.
Living in Pella, IA, Landon is manager of welding engineering for Vermeer Corp., an industrial and agricultural equipment company.

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, February 27, 2015
 

Arku Maschinenbau GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany, has appointed Marcus Bartle to the newly created position of co-managing director. The company manufactures levelers and coil-handling equipment; www.arku.com.

Lake Air Companies, Minneapolis, MN, has appointed Craig Rix as general manager of its Lake Air Metal Stamping division. The organization provides metal stamping and other forming and fabrication services; www.lakeairmetals.com.

Dengensha America, Bedford, OH, has added Curtis Dietrich for customer sales and service support for the Southern United States. The company supplies resistance-welding and feeder equipment; www.dengensha.com.

AKS Cutting Systems to Manufacture and Distribute MC Machinery Systems Waterjet Product Line

Friday, February 27, 2015
 
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, has reached a multi-year agreement with AKS Cutting Systems, Cleveland, OH, whereby AKS (www.akscutting.com) will license, manufacture, market and distribute the MC Machinery (www.mcmachinery.com) waterjet product line throughout North America. Under the agreement, AKS Cutting Systems will be the exclusive licensee and manufacturer of MC Machinery MWX-series waterjet products and will begin to manufacture the waterjet products in Cleveland. These products will be marketed alongside the current AKS CNC plasma, oxyfuel and fiber-laser technologies. 

 

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