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.


Rafael Arvelo, Co-Chair

Dana Sorensen, Co-Chair
Minneapolis Oxygen Company

Evan Bennear
Dale Oxygen

Jack Butler
Butler Gas Products

John Campbell
Intelligas Consulting

Mary Carter 
Ratermann Manufacturing, Inc

Will Cray
The Horton Group

Steve Dodge
Flame Technologies

Emily Harrell
RegO Products

Chris Holmes

Kurt Johannes


Colleen Kohler
Noble Gas Solutions

Jack McCulloch
SuperFlash Compressed Gas Equipment

Jim Payne
Cryogenic Industrial Solutions

Brandon Pleasant
Gullco International Inc.

Jason Reigner
Inweld Corporation

Ron Rimes
Lake Welding Supplies

Steve Rosenthal
Economy Welding and Industrial Supply, LLC

Linda Smith
Chemweld Inc.

Jay Spielvogel
Venator Sales Group

John Tapley
Chart Industries, Inc.

Bill Visintainer
Atlas Welding Supply Co., Inc.

Rick Young
Cryostar USA