By JJ Koczan2015-11-30T22:35:00+00:00
During the Annual Convention of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), Bill Visintainer, president of Atlas Welding Supply Company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was elected as the association’s 2015-2016 President.
More than 800 distributors and vendors attended the GAWDA Annual at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering marked the 70th anniversary of the association.
Mr. Visintainer has been involved with GAWDA since 1983 and has served on numerous GAWDA committees and has held various leadership positions. His most recent role has been as First Vice President on GAWDA’s Executive Committee.
During his induction speech, Mr. Visintainer talked about his plans for the upcoming year and said, “It is our intent to deliver value to all GAWDA members by insuring that each receives benefits significantly greater than their investment in GAWDA. The Executive Committee has already begun to develop an annual strategic plan to guide the Association’s activities.” GAWDA Executive Director John Ospina said, “We’re extremely pleased to have Bill as our new President. He’s been a very active and influential member and is passionate about moving GAWDA forward.”
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GAWDA celebrated its 70th Anniversary at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday. Just like the Phoenicians, known for their great accomplishments as traders, over 800 gas and welding distributors and suppliers were in attendance - discussing and sharing information on 21st Century trade practices for the gases industry. Here ...
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