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 EMAIL
British Columbia Ken Mui bc@cwbassociation.org
Calgary Josh Brewster
Conestoga Soveigh Brasseur conestoga@cwbassociation.org
Conestoga Advisor Josh Hyde  
Edmonton Gentry Wood edmonton@cwbassociation.org
Halifax Charlie MacDonald, Co-Chair Allan Greening halifax@cwbassociation.org
Kitchener Daniela Torelli kitchener@cwbassociation.org
Hamilton Amir Ghabraei hamilton@cwbassociation.org
Montreal Marc Fontaine quebec@cwbassociation.org
New Brunswick John B. Fisher newbrunswick@cwbassociation.org
Nova Scotia Tony Rose novascotia@cwbassociation.org
Ottawa-Gatineau Nadia Puglisi ottawa@cwbassociation.org
Regina James Whelan regina@cwbassociation.org
Saskatoon Derrick Lee saskatoon@cwbassociation.org
Toronto Kusay Rafo toronto@cwbassociation.org
U of Alberta Eddie Alvarez university.alberta@cwbassociation.org
U of Waterloo Dileep Ramachandran university.waterloo@cwbassociation.org
Winnipeg Tobias Punton 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