RWMA Resistance Welding Fall School 2021

RWMA Fall School

Learn to Make Proper
and Long-Lasting Impressions

Each Fall, AWS and RWMA team up to offer a 2-day school, taught by resistance welding industry heavyweights, that explores concepts and materials outside the scope of the CRWT exam.

This intensive overview of resistance welding includes presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and live demonstrations on fully functioning equipment, and is designed for beginner-to-experienced technicians, supervisors, production managers, operators, trainers and educators.

Registration is limited to 40 students.

AWS Contact

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 |


Kendall YmkerKendall Ymker
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.

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Kendall Ymker graduated from Michigan Technological University in May 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He has been a member of AWS for 32 years. Kendall has spent his career in the design of water-cooled transformers for use in resistance welding and resistance heating applications. He has worked at RoMan Manufacturing, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 25 years. During that time, he has held various positions including Electrical Engineer and Quality System Management Representative. He has been the Engineering Manager at RoMan since May 2010.

Kendall has been involved with AWS technical committees for over twenty years where he has held the offices of Chair of A10, Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair of J1. He has also been an At-Large member of the Technical Activities Committee (TAC), He currently serves as the Chair of J1 Technical Committee, Chair of the International Standards Activities Committee (ISAC) and Chair of the RWMA Welding School Subcommittee. Kendall has been involved with the development of International Standards for twenty years and recently completed seven years as the Chair of ISO TC44/SC6/WG2, the working group for Resistance Welding Equipment standards.

Mike ProkopMike Prokop
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.

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RoMan Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Prokop has joined its Sales and Engineering teams as a Sales Applications Engineer. Mike is an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) and Certified Machinery Safety Expert (SMSE®) through TUV-NORD. Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BEEE) from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mike has spent over 30 years in manufacturing environments with a focus on automation in technical applications. Mike’s previous roles include Vice President of Global Engineering with Entron Controls, LLC and Chief Electrical Engineer / Innovation Leader with Taylor-Winfield Technologies. Mike will continue in his role as Vice-Chair of the AWS J1 and J1M Committees, Chair of the Education Subcommittee of the Resistance Welding Manufacturer Alliance (RWMA), as well as Instructor with the Emmett A. Craig RWMA Resistance Welding School.




7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Opens
8:00 am – 5:00 pm School
12 noon – 1:00 pm Attendee Lunch



7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Opens
8:00 am – 5:00 pm School
12 noon – 1:00 pm Attendee Lunch

*Subject to change until program is finalized



Non Member

Regular $695 $795

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference 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.

Registration Includes
• Morning & Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
• 2 Lunches
• Breakfast is included with the Group Rate

Technical Program Highlights
• Up to 16 PDH Hours Earned



Welding Process & Machines
Instructor (tbd)
Electrical Power System
Kendall Ymker
RoMan Manufacturing
Welding Controls
Don Sorenson
ENTRON Controls

Electrodes & Tooling
Bill Brafford
Tuffaloy Products
Machine Set-up & Maintenance
Mike Prokop
RoMan Manufacturing
Materials, Weld Standards & Quality
Don Maatz
R&E Engineering Services




Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Company

22800 Saint Clair Avenue
Euclid, OH 44117

Lincoln Electric


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