About Us

The Canadian welding association is a not-for-profit division of the CWB Group. The CWA was formed as a national membership driven association, mandated to promoting and supporting the welding and joining industry in Canada.

The CWA Mission
To provide a Canadian forum in which welding professionals, their employers, fabricators and welding-products suppliers are all able to exchange information, share knowledge resources and work with government and regulatory agencies and each other to advance the welding profession, its products and its practices.

Position Company Chapter
Bruce Cormier GRB Enterprises Ltd Edmonton
Victor Andrisani Air Liquide Canada Inc. Toronto
Jason Ryan Wheels Training and Consulting Golden Triangle
Ali Nasiri Student University of Waterloo
Atef H. Elseify Canadian Egyptian Test Centre Cairo, Egypt
Bonnie Pankratz AXIS Inspection Group Ltd Winnipeg
Cory Slack ESAB Group Canada Inc. Calgary
Erin Leier RFS Engineering Services Saskatoon
Don Gemmell Niagara College - Welland Campus Hamilton
Fernand Boivin Nova Scotia Community College Nova Scotia
Paul Walters FT Services Limited Fort McMurray
Greg Doria Lincoln Electric Company of Canada Southeastern Ontario
Gentry Wood Student University of Alberta
Jim Reid Consultant Halifax
John Fisher New Brunswick Community College New Brunswick
Mick Pates Pates Consulting Ottawa
Vacant   Okanagan
Martin Daignault CWB Group Montréal
Robert Campeau Metex Manufacturing Ltd Northeastern Ontario
Tracy Lippai Brandt Tractor Ltd Regina
Vacant   St. Johns, NL
Victor Cooke Air Liquide Canada Inc. Thunder Bay
Keith Neufeld Consultant Vancouver

 

National Advisory Council (NAC)
Bruce Cormier - Chairman GRB Enterprises Ltd Edmonton
Victor Andrisani - Vice-Chairman Air Liquide Canada Inc. Toronto
Jason Ryan - Past Chairman Wheels Training and Consulting Golden Triangle

 

Suppliers Committee
Dale Malcolm - Chairman Lincoln Electric Company of Canada
Bernard Bosse Honeywell
Blaine Parkinson Fronius
Bruce Clark Lincoln Electric Company of Canada
Carrie Mailloux 3M
Chris Ebeling Linde
Dave Peters Thermadyne
Duane Pike Praxair
Elaine Slatter Thermadyne
Goure Romuald Fronius
Kathy Nelson Liburdi
Keith Gunn ITW Miller
Lisa Raine Praxair Distribution Canada
Mikael Packalen ABB Robotics
Nick Drake Gullco
Pina Palmeri Nederman
Robert Bite Hypertherm
Jim Murphy Air Liquide
Shara Cheeranjie ESAB Group Canada Inc.
Tasos Stathopoulos Bessey Tools North America
Yarek Niedbala KUKA Robotics
Claude Vandemeulebrrocke Walter Solutions