About the CWB Association

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

The CWB Association Mission

Support the sustained success of the Canadian welding industry through innovative programs  Connecting - Educating – Advocating

CWB Association Staff

Max Ceron - Director, CWB Association
1-800-844-6790, ext. 258

Chapter Chairs

The CWB Association has 19 Chapters strategically located in major Canadian cities. The chapters organize technical seminars and events that meet the needs of its area members. The CWB Association Chapter Chairs 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 CWB Association national body. To find out how you can get involved, please contact your local chapter executive committee member.

Chapter Chair Contact info Phone number Email
Calgary Paul Robanske 106-15320 Bannister Road SE. Calgary, AB  T2X 1Z6 1-604-798-3379 calgary@cwbassociation.org
Conestoga Saxxon McLeod 850 Fountain St. S. Cambridge, ON N3H 0A8 519-748-5220 x4517 conestoga@cwbassociation.org
CWB Association National Dan Tadic 8260 Parkhill Drive, Milton, ON L9T 5V7 905-320-  0209 Dan.Tadic@cwbgroup.org
CWB Association National Ken McKen 206- 19th Ave. Nisku, Alberta T9E 0W8 780-906-1437 Ken.McKen@cwbgroup.org
Edmonton Gentry Wood 7227 - 68th Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3T6 780-440-2427 edmonton@cwbassociation.org
Golden Triangle Tyler Rudnicki 183 Clairfields Drive West, Guelph, ON N1L 0A7   golden.triangle@cwbassociation.org
Halifax Allan Greening Air Liquide 180 Akerley Blvd. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 2B7 902-233-2428 halifax@cwbassociation.org
Hamilton Amir Ghabraei  87 Grantham Ave, St.Catharines, ON  L2P2Y8   hamilton@cwbassociation.org
Montreal Marc Fontaine 579 Godin, Quebec City, Quebec G1M 3G7 418-564-9160 quebec@cwbassociation.org
NAC Chair Gentry Wood Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding  7609 39 St. Leduc, AB T9E 0B3   gentry.wood@apollomachine.com
NAC Past Chair Ian Cross Valiant TMS 6161 Tecumseh Rd. East, Windsor, ON N8T 1E7   Ian.Cross@valiantmachine.com
New Brunswick John Fisher New Brunswick Community College 1234 Mountain Road Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 8H9 506-869-6382 newbrunswick@cwbassociation.org
Nova Scotia Tony Rose NSCC- Pictou Campus, Acadia Ave. Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0   novascotia@cwbassociation.org
Ottawa Mick Pates Suite 1 404 O'Connor St, Ontario K2P 1W3 613-748-5500 x180 ottawa@cwbassociation.org
Regina Max Ceron Saskatchewan Polytechnic- Regina Campus 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3A3 306-539-8197 regina@cwbassociation.org
Saskatoon Erin Leier RFS Engineering Services Ltd. 737  8th Ave. N. Martensville, SK S0K 2T2   saskatoon@cwbassociation.org
SW Ontario Danny Holman St. Clair College  1195 Bruce Ave. Suite 203 Windsor, ON N9A 4Y5   southwesternontario@cwbgroup.org
Toronto Kusay Rafo 43 Velvet Grass Ln, Brampton, Ontario L6R 1W1 1-416-844-7236 toronto@cwbassociation.org
Uof Alberta Alejandro Hintze Cesaro CME Bldg. Room 108 116 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4   university.alberta@cwbassociation.org
Uof Waterloo Adrian Gerlich University of Waterloo 200 University Ave. West, Mech. Eng. E5 Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 519-888-4567 x38560 university.waterloo@cwbassociation.org
Vancouver Ken Mui Lincoln Electric 1823 Harbour Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3J 5W4 778-839-8677 bc@cwbassociation.org
Vancouver Island Michael Hallam Cowichan Trades Centre, 5265 Boal Road, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6W3 250-896-6885 vancouver.island@cwbassociation.org
Winnipeg Shylyte Bloodworth Red River College, B177A-2055, Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9 204-619-0560 winnipeg@cwbassociation.org


National Advisory Council (NAC) 

Gentry Wood - Chair Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding Edmonton, AB
Tony Rose - Vice Chair Nova Scotia Community College  
Stellarton, NS
Ian Cross - Past Chair   Valiant Windsor, ON


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

Founding Members