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American Welding Society Elects 2015 President and Board Chair
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
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