Cobots for Automated Welding Virtual Conference 2021

December 9, 2021

Virtual Conference

ESABAirgasOTC Daihen Inc.Abicor Binzel
Vectis AutomationWire WizardHypertherm
IPG Photonics LightWeldBohler WeldingLincoln Electric



AWS Contact
Sarai Claveria


An introduction of automation and the world of Cobots into our industry, this conference will give a brief history and justification for integrating “Cobots” in everyday tasks, creating a safe environment for the worker while increasing productivity, reliability, and quality, at an overall lower cost. By the end of the conference, attendees will better understand what is required to justify a fully automated station for their particular job requirement. They can also walk away with the basic knowledge required to discuss their needs with an industry expert to reach the next level in automated productivity for their company.


meet the speakers

Jeff Noruk
Jeff Noruk, BSWE, PE, IWE, CWI


Servo-Robot Corp.

Josh Pawley
Josh Pawley

VP of Business Development | Founding Partner

Vectis Automation


Connie Reichert
Connie Reichert LaMorte

Principal Engineer Design, Controls, and Automation


Organizer Placeholder
Anthony San Andres

Subject Matter Expert

Xiris Automation Inc.


Stuart Shepherd
Stuart Shepherd

Vertical Development Director, Americas

Universal Robots USA, Inc.

Kimberley Hayes
Kimberley Hayes


Valkim Technologies, LLC


Brennan Palmiter
Brennan Palmiter

District Account Manager

FANUC America Corporation

organizing committee

John Stoll
John Stoll


Arc Specialties

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Mr. Stoll is currently with ARC Specialties of Houston as an outside sales application engineering representative. He has served as an application engineer, and strategic accounts manager, for 6 years with voestalpine Bohler Welding North America after retiring from Lincoln Electric-Metrode Products Ltd. with 27 years of service, the last 5 years as the North American Manager of Alloy Sales.

His experience also includes time spent with Cameron Iron Works, BOC Consumables, Big 3 Industries, and H.B. Zachry. His extensive experience in the petrochemical industry includes assisting many varied companies in the development and implementation of their welding procedures and practices.

He is a member of NACE, a life member of AWS with 40+ years of continuing service and a past AWS District 18 Director. He was elected and served on the Executive Committee of the AWS Board of Directors in 2016.

He is also a member of ASME, and serves on several API committees. He has served on the advisory boards for both San Jacinto College and Tulsa Welding School (Houston campus). He has been a judge for the Houston Livestock Show’s Ag-Mechanics contest for the past 20 years and continues to do so.

He has developed, produced, and conducted at least two Welding Symposiums per year, for the past 15 years, for the greater Gulf Coast area. In addition to the educational aspect, these conferences have allowed QA/QC management, Welding Engineers, and Sr. Welding personnel a chance to meet and discuss common industry challenges. These Symposiums have included some of our industry’s leading authorities sharing their experience and wisdom pertaining to the betterment of our welding industry. As a bonus, PDH credit hours have been awarded to the participants.

In addition, by request, Mr. Stoll has developed and presented specialized training seminars to a number of engineering companies and their staffs for Petro-Chemical Companies, Refineries, and Power Producers, as well as their fabricators. These presentations were tailored to the customer’s specific requirements, from basic stick electrode knowledge, to the effects of post weld heat treating of Chrome-Molly steels, to the use of drones in field inspection.

Scott Wikowski
Scott Witkowski


Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC

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Republic Testing Laboratories

Scott Witkowski is currently the Vice President of Republic Testing Laboratories. He has 30 years of experience in welding industry. He was the President & Founder of Maverick Testing Laboratories, the largest Independent Welder & Materials Testing Laboratory in the United States. Scott is a member of the following associations American Welding Society (AWS), ASME and API.




11:00am – 5:00pm EST Thursday Sessions

*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing


Open: June 2021

Deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9am EDT

Technical Program
6 PDHs Earned

Regular $95 $145

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference, you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference.

Registrations are non-transferable.



*Sponsorships Subject to Change

Logo Sponsorship

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo and link to their website on conference landing page
  • Company logo placement during virtual event break
  • One Complimentary Registration

For More Info on Sponsorships
Sarai Claveria


American Welding Society Learning