About WAI

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The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals that is governed by volunteers from around the world. Based in Madison, Connecticut, USA, WAI promotes, collects, and disseminates technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry.

“The WAI allows us to be part of a larger community than our plants or companies. WAI is a resource for the industry, by the industry. This organization is a unique forum for continuing education and technical exchanges for solutions that confront each of us every day. Interwire, the Expos, Reference Guide, Wire Journal, technical papers, and webinars are all opportunities to gain knowledge, to help you develop, and to help your business improve."
~ David R Hawker, 2017 WAI President

Committees

Exhibition Planning
Exhibition Planning
This committee recommends venues for the Association-hosted trade shows. Members include: Joseph Snee (Chairman), W T Bigbee, John J Dabbelt, Anthony De Rosa, Jeffrey N Dewberry, David C Ferraro, Robert L Fulop, Marco Gerardo, William Harold, Monica J Lepper, Jay D Luis, Susan M Lynch, Thomas H Maxwell, Jr, Timothy Moore, Andrew R Richards, Rahul Sachdev, Robert W Sears, Daniel L Shelander, Mark S Spencer, Edmond T Torbey, and Jan Sorige.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING
CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING
This committee manages WAI's technical and practical programs and plans conference sessions. Members include: David R Hawker (Co-Chairman), Richard T Wagner (Co-Chairman), Tracy Gooding, Steven S Jones, William F Reichert, Andy G Talbot, and Tim C Wampler.
Education
Education
This committee develops WAI's programs, courses, and webinars. Members include: W Brian Parsons (Chairman), Eric P Bieberich (Vice-Chair), Peter M Blackford, Donald M Dodge, Joseph P Domblesky, Steven Ford, Jason Giebfried, C Richard Gordon, Doug Grover, William J Jarae, Erik A Macs, Richard Medoff, Donald Neville, Dale Olp, Horace Pops, Peter M Power, Christopher Reeve, Robert Shemenski, Bhaskar Yalamanchili, and W T Bigbee.

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