GAWDA Convention opens: Disruption technology, a threat or opportunity?


Bill Visintainer, the outgoing President of the Gases and Welding Distributor Association (GAWDA) welcomed over 450 attendees to the organisation’s 2016 Annual Convention currently being held in Maui, Hawaii.

In true Hawaiian style, the conference kick-started with a traditional greeting (below) with all delegates then uniting to sing the US National Anthem.

Visintainer began the proceedings by giving an update on the State of the Association, Process of Improvement initiative, a programme created under his role as President. He was pleased to announce an increase in membership in which 19 new distributors joined, bringing the total to 309 gas distributor members. He also revealed that the number of total suppliers increased this year to 236, seeing a net gain of two extra members.

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