The purpose of this Committee is to focus on 1) communicating and educating both current and prospective members on the programs and benefits that GAWDA has to offer, 2) enhancing current offerings, 3) creating new programs that are in line with the needs of members, 4) recruiting new members, and 5) retaining existing members.


Steve Rosenthal, Co-Chair
Economy Welding and Industrial Supply, LLC

Rafael Arvelo, Co-Chair

Evan Bennear
Dale Oxygen

Jack Butler
Butler Gas Products

John Campbell
Leaders LLC

Will Cray
The Horton Group

Steve Dodge
Flame Technologies

Chris Holmes
ORS Nasco

Colleen Kohler
Noble Gas Solutions


Jim O’Connor
Norton Abrasives/Saint-Gobain

Brandon Pleasant
Gullco International Inc.

Marie Ratermann
Ratermann Manufacturing, Inc

Jason Reigner
Inweld Corporation

Ron Rimes
Lake Welding Supplies

Linda Smith
Chemweld Inc.

Dana Sorensen
Minneapolis Oxygen Company

Bill Visintainer
Atlas Welding Supply Co., Inc.

Rick Young
Cryostar USA

Melissa Perkins, Board Liaison
Electronic Fluorocarbons