WAI has chapters throughout the U.S., in India, Italy, and Poland, to deliver its membership experience to regional professional communities. Chapters give members a view of both local and global wire and cable industry issues through education programs and social events that also provide networking opportunities at the regional level. New members should indicate interest in chapter involvement during the membership application process.
Region covered: The states of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Missouri
President – Andrew Stromer, Linderhill TMC
Vice President – Bob Hughes, Sonoco/Baker Division
Region covered: The states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa
Jay Baumgartner, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Superior Essex
Past Presidents – Tim Fingeroos, Field Tech Services Mgr, Charter Steel; and Kevin Sopczak, VP Shaped Wires & Special Products, ShapedWire - a Leggett & Platt Co.
Jeff Christensen, President, Illini Wire Mill
PC Drouin, Sales Manager, SDI LaFarga
Kurt Minnick, Bus Develop Mgr., SACO AEI Polymers Inc.
Dennis Rohrs, HR Dir. Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp.
Scott Stepanovic, National Sales Manager, Magnum Metalsource, Inc.
Region covered: The states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
President – Richard Goyette, EIS Wire & Cable Co.
Vice President – Jeff Lawrence, Elkem, Inc
Secretary – John Accorsi, M.Holland
Past President – Michael Crouchley, Champlain Cable Corp.
Region covered: The states of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (west of State College), and New York (west of Rochester)
President – Rob Fulop, Wire Lab Co.
Thomas Maxwell, Jr., Die Quip Corp.
Past President – Dane Armendariz, Chemetal
Director – Brad Andrews, Condat Corp.
Director – David Gooch, Charter Steel
Director – Mark MacKimm, Rainbow Rubber & Plastics Inc.
Director – Dave Rascati, Premier Wire Die
Director – Robert Taillard, Bekaert
Region covered: The states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
President – Chris McGill, Southwire Co.
Treasurer – Brooke Stonesifer, Sonoco
Ex-Officio Immediate Past President – Jim Perdue, Southwire Co.
Lamar Austin, Consultant
John Dognazzi, Sikora
Orlando Martinez, Davis-Standard
Tim McElhany, Process Control Corp.
Jeff Sharp, Bekaert Corp.
Region covered: The states Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
President – Michael Weiss, Whitmor/Wirenetics
Vice President/Treasurer – Stuart Manser, Beta LaserMike
Secretary – Fred Camarena, F. Camarena Inc.
Past President – Michael Howard, Alpha Wire
Region covered: The country of India
President – Raj Kumar Tyagi, Assomac Group
Vice President – Mahesh Astavans, Consultant
Secretary – Nirmal Singh, Assomac Group
Harish Jindal, Kay Pee Dies & Tools
Region covered: The country of Italy
President – Giulio Properzi, Continuus-Properzi
Vice President – Andrea Camparada, SAMP SpA SAMPSISTEMI Division
Treasurer – Giovanni Lippolis, ACIMAF
Secretary – Paola D'Oria, Continuus-Properzi
Director – Ferruccio Bellina, TKT Group
Region covered: The country of Poland
President – Jan Pilarczyk, Czestochowa University of Technology
First Vice President – Tadeusz Knych, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
Secretary – Piotr Romanski
Treasurer – Jaroslaw Jasinski
Past Treasurer – Justyna Adamczyk