David J. Landon has been named as the 2015 president and chair of the board of the 70,000 member American Welding Society (AWS).
Landon has been an active member of the Society for over 30 years and previously served as vice president of AWS from 2012-2014.
A contributing member to many technical committees, Landon has won several awards from the Society including the District 16 Dalton E. Hamilton Memorial Certified Welding Inspector of the Year award and numerous meritorious awards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in welding engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Currently Landon lives in Pella, Iowa, where he is the manager of welding engineering for Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company.
Headquartered in Doral at 8669 N.W. 36 St., Suite 130,AWS is led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors serving over 70,000 members worldwide, and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. For more information, visit http://www.aws.org.