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
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
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.
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
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
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
Second Vice President – Sylwia Wiewiórowska, Czestochowa University of Technology