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WAI Chapters

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.



Chartered: 1998
Region covered: The states of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Missouri



President – Andrew Stromer, Linderhill TMC
Vice President – Bob Hughes, Sonoco/Baker Division


Chartered: 2001
Region covered: The states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa



President – Tim Fingeroos, Charter Steel
Vice President – Perry Koste, D & S Wire
Dennis Rohrs, Fort Wayne Metals Research
Secretary – Jim Tomei, Suzuki Garphyttan Corp.
Past President – Kevin Sopczak, Leggett & Platt Shaped Wire

Upcoming event:

Join the Midwest Chapter members for the 15th Annual Chapter Golf Tournament, Friday, June 15, 2018, at the St. Andrews Golf & Country Club, West Chicago, Illinois. Details and registration information here.


Chartered: 1994
Region covered: The states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut



President – Michael Crouchley, Champlain Cable Corp.
Vice President – Richard Goyette, EIS Wire & Cable Co.
Secretary – David Braun, Teknor Apex
Past President - Derek Olson, Gem Gravure Co. Inc.



Chartered: 2003
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, Chemetall
Director – David Gooch, Charter Steel
Director – Mark MacKimm, Rainbow Rubber & Plastics Inc.
Director, Dave Rascati, Premier Wire Die
Director – Robert Taillard, Bekaert


Chartered: 2001
Region covered: The states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida



President – Jim Perdue, Southwire Co.
Secretary – Woody Holland, Clinton Instruments Co.
Brooke Stonesifer, Sonoco
Ex-Officio Immediate Past President – Art Deming, Nexans Aerospace
Lamar Austin, Henderson Sales & Service, Inc.
John Dognazzi, Sikora
Tim McElhany, Tulsa Power
Chris McGill, ABB
Bryan Sullivan, Bekaert Corp.
Michael Sears, Superior Essex



Chartered: 1999
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


Chartered: 2002
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


Chartered: 2006
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


Chartered: 1999
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
Second Vice President – Sylwia Wiewiórowska, Czestochowa University of Technology


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