RWMA Resistance Welding Spring School 2021


AWS RWMA School


Learn to Make Proper
and Long-Lasting Impressions

Each Spring, 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.



SPRING
June 22-23
Detroit, MI

AWS Contact

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org

Organizers

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
Global Engineering

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As Vice President of Global Engineering, Mike is responsible for aligning the engineering staffs at ENTRON’s Mexico, United Kingdom and United States sites into a single cohesive team, utilizing the broad skills and capabilities for product development and application engineering.

Mike has spent over 30 years in manufacturing environments with a focus on automation in technical applications. His diverse experience spans many industries including the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other Department of Defense work. Certifications include Laser Safety Officer, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, and AWS Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT). Mike holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has recently served as Chair of the RWMA Weld School Subcommittee and is the current Chair of the RWMA Education Committee and Vice Chair of AWS J1 Committee. You can reach Mike at ENTRON’s Greer, SC headquarters or via email.


 
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


DAY

1

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


DAY

2

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
 

OUR INSTRUCTORS


Welding Process & Machines
Bob Van Otteren
Wright-K Technologies
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
ENTRON Controls
Materials, Weld Standards & Quality
Don Maatz
R&E Engineering Services

 

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE PRICING


Member

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


 

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION



Attendee Bag Sponsor – $350

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 3rd, 2021).
• Company name and link displayed on conference web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing tote bags. Tote bags and giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by May 14th, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lanyard Sponsorship – $150

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company name on lanyard*. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 3rd, 2021).
• Company name and link displayed on conference web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard. Lanyard must be approved by AWS.

Pen Sponsorship – $150

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on pen* given to each attendee at registration. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 3rd, 2021).
• Company name and link displayed on conference web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 pens

Notebook Sponsorship – $350

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo printed on the front cover of conference notebook*, which will be distributed to attendees.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program (confirmation by May 3rd, 2021).
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” web page and included on all promotional e-mails.

* Sponsorship includes production of notebooks. Sponsorship must be sold by May 3rd, 2021 for fulfillment.

 

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION >

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org

 



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Rate: $129 per night
Last Day to Book: June 1, 2021

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