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Meet Your Peers

WAI members represent a living history of the wire and cable manufacturing industry. If you earn a living with wire, cable, supplies, or equipment you've earned a place in WAI’s global network. Learn what your peers say about WAI membership.

Member testimonials

Dane Armendariz

"WAI's resources helped put the fun into hard work. Seriously."

Dane G. Armendariz, Ret. Business Development Manager, Henkel Corp. Read Dane's backstory.

Paola D'Oria

"I joined WAI for the member discount on a technical conference and the investment paid off. No regrets!"

Paola D'Oria, Executive Assistant, CONTINUUS-PROPERZI S.p.A. Read Paola's backstory.

Roberto Duralde

"The technicians and new suppliers I've met at WAI's shows have helped me improve our processes."

Roberto Duralde, General Manager, Colada Continua Chilena, S.A. Read Roberto's backstory.

Andrew Helffrich

"I renew my WAI membership to stay on top of industry trends and new technology."

Andrew Helffrich, V.P. Sales, RichardsApex Inc. Read Andrew's backstory.

Paul Kulongowski

"I joined WAI to interact with customers in a friendly environment when they are not having issues."

Paul Kulongowski, Ret. Business Dev. Specialist, Henkel KGaA. Read Paul's backstory.

Christine Lovett

"WAI's networking summits propelled me to peak performance."

Christine Lovett, Account Manager, Sonoco Products Co. Read Christine's backstory.

 Eric Macs

"If you're serious about a career in wire and cable, all signs point to WAI membership."

Erik Macs, VP Sales, Fine International Corp. Read Erik's backstory.

Mark Mathiasen

"I do business internationally and value the friendships I've made over the years through WAI."

Mark Mathiasen, President, Mathiasen Machinery Inc. Read Mark's backstory.

Aaron Nolan

"Everything I needed to know about networking I learned at Wire Expo."

Aaron Nolan, Sales Engineer, Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. Materials Group Read Aaron's backstory.

Lori Parent

"Meeting people through WAI is the key to taking you somewhere exciting in your life and career."

Lori Parent, Sales Manager, Breen Color Concentrates. Read Lori's backstory.

Dick Pechie

"Networking with people in the industry is the most valuable asset of WAI membership."

Dick Pechie, Vice President, Vollmer America. Read Dick's backstory.

Horace Pops

"I can help people solve technical problems and improve their careers."

Dr. Horace Pops, President, Horace Pops Consulting Inc. Read Horace's backstory. 

Bill Reichert

"I can help WAI members look at operations today and see ahead to tomorrow."

Bill Reichert, Vice President of Operations, Champlain Cable Corp. Read Bill's backstory.

Kevin Sopczak

"WAI helped me branch out into a new career."

Kevin Sopczak, Commercial Manager | ShapedWire Read Kevin's backstory.

Mark Spencer

"I've met many influential leaders through WAI including a U.S. President."

Mark Spencer, Executive Vice President, W. Gillies Technologies. Read Mark's backstory.

Gary Spence

"I can help WAI members learn more about copper, continuous casting, and process innovation."

Gary Spence, Vice President Nonferrous Metals, Encore Wire Corp. Read Gary's backstory.

Peter Stewart-Hay

"I renew my WAI membership to keep up-to-date with machinery and process developments."

Peter Stewart-Hay, Principal, Stewart-Hay Associates. Read Peter's backstory.

Mike Walters

"WAI's global resources can help me reach Venice. Venus is another story."

Mike Walters, Sales & Marketing Manager, KEIR Mfg. Inc. Read Mike's backstory.

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