COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Welding Industry Virtual Conference 2021

May 20, 2021

Virtual Mini Conference


AWS Contact
Sarai Claveria


It is without question COVID-19 has impacted our country. Now – the American Welding Society dives into how this pandemic has significantly affected the Welding Industry.

Join us as we have enlisted 4 panelists to give their perspective on such unprecedented times. You will hear what has transpired in the welding community during 2020 and what is in store for our industry moving forward. Take advantage of the scheduled discussion panel where you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and come away with essential information to confront any adversity brought on by this global issue.


organizing committee

Bill Newell
William F. Newell, Jr. PE, Peng, IWE

Conference Chair

Euroweld, Ltd.

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Involved in welding engineering applications and consulting for over 40 years, both domestic and internationally. Graduated from The Ohio State University in Welding Engineering and holds an International Welding Engineer diploma. A Professional Engineer in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas plus Alberta, Canada. Life Member & Counselor – American Welding Society, Chair of AWS D10; Member on ISO/TC 44, Member on ASME Section IX – Welding and Brazing Qualifications, Former Chair of ASME SCII/IX Subgroup on Strength of Weldments, and member ASME SCII Working Group on Creep Strength-Enhanced Ferritic Steels. President of W. F. Newell & Associates, Inc., a firm that specializes in welding codes, application and processes; plus Co-Founder/Vice President – Engineering of Euroweld, Ltd. providing a variety of specialty welding consumables, training and consulting.


Mike Lang
Mike Lang

Director of Operations

Welding Specialist

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Sector: Aerospace, Automotive (NASCAR), and Naval Ship Repair

Michael`s background as a Senior Fellow in Self-Perform Construction and Welding, Global Director, Project Manager, Superintendent, Educator, AWS/CWI/CWE, and a 35+ year United Association member all give me solid ground-up experience.

His industry dedication is predicated with over 30 years of industry standards involvement in AWS D10 (Chairman), D18, and the AWS Technical Activities Committee (TAC). Also, involved with The Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), and active in the ASME BPVC Committee Sections II, III, VIII, and IX.

Charles Patrick
Charles W. “Pat” Patrick

Director of Technical Services

Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC

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Charles W. “Pat” Patrick is currently contracted to Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC as a Director of Technical Services and is also the President / CEO of Howling Lobo Consultants, LLC. His diverse professional experience spans 59 years of welding engineering and consulting both domestically and internationally, providing services related to welding, materials , and nondestructive testing for numberous industries: power generation (nuclear, fossil, hydro), oil & gas (refinery, offshore, pipeline) shipbuilding (nuclear and conventical), papermill, food processing, pharmaceutical, and aerospace. Pat has authored and co-authored technical articles, white papers, book chapters, and presented numerous technical presentations. He holds an international Patent for “Improved Welding Process,” BS from Liberty University, and actively participates in AWS, ASME, NACE, and API committees.





Half Day Conference: 12 pm – 4:00 pm (4 hours)
*Agenda to Follow

registration & Pricing


Open: May 20, 2021

Technical Program
4 PDHs Earned

Regular $75 $95

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

COVID Sponsorship

Benefits Include:

  • One Complimentary Registration for Company Representative
  • Company Logo and Link to their Website on Conference Landing Page
  • Company Logo placements during Virtual Event break
  • Attendee List

For More Info on Sponsorships
Sarai Claveria


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