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.

CWA Staff

Dan Tadic - Executive Director
1-800-844-6790, ext. 256

Ken McKen - Manager, Western Canada
1-800-844-6790, ext. 501

Sonja Baird - Client Services Advisor
1-800-844-6790, ext. 230

Chapter Chairs

The Canadian Welding Association has 24 chapters in all major Canadian Centers and 1 chapter in Cairo Egypt. The chapters organize technical seminars and events that meet the needs of its area members. The CWA Chapter Chair represent their chapters as advisors on the National Advisory Council (NAC) and meet twice per year to discuss issues of importance to their members, provide reports on their activities and provide advice to the CWA National body. To find out how you can get involved please contact your local chapter executive committee member.

Position Company Chapter
Chris James Liburdi Edmonton
Mohamed Sookwa CWB Group 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
Tony Rose Nova Scotia Community College Nova Scotia
Elliote Pierre Accuren Fort McMurray
Vacant   Southeastern Ontario
Ian Cross Valiant Machine and Tool Southwestern Ontario
Nairn Barnes   University of Alberta
Allan Greening Air Liquide Halifax
John Fisher New Brunswick Community College New Brunswick
Mick Pates Pates Consulting Ottawa
Vacant   Okanagan
Martin Daignault CWB Group Montréal
Craig Vogan Metex Manufacturing Ltd Northeastern Ontario
Tracy Lippai Brandt Tractor Ltd Regina
Brad Forsey GJ Cahill St. Johns, NL
Victor Cooke Air Liquide Canada Inc. Thunder Bay
Keith Neufeld Consultant Vancouver
Graham McKinley Conestoga College Conestoga Student Chapter


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
Guy Arseneault Honeywell
Blaine Parkinson Fronius
Bruce Clark Lincoln Electric Company of Canada
Marc Hurley 3M
Chris Ebeling Linde
Dave Peters Thermadyne
Duane Pike Praxair
Ruth-Ann Hussey Victor Technologies
Goure Romuald Fronius
Kathy Nelson Liburdi
Keith Gunn ITW Miller
Lisa Raine Praxair Distribution Canada
Mikael Packalen ABB Robotics
Nick Drake Gullco
Ryan Borgona Nederman
Jim Murphy Air Liquide
Shara Cheeranjie ESAB Group Canada Inc.
Tasos Stathopoulos Bessey Tools North America
Yarek Niedbala KUKA Robotics
Claude Vandemeulebrrocke Walter Solutions
David Jeskovitch Weiler Corporation
Rick Hatelt Pferd

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