Sadler Brings Four Decades of Arc Welding Expertise to IIW Leadership Role
Harry Sadler, manager, Military and Shipbuilding, at Lincoln Electric
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CLEVELAND - Harry Sadler, manager, military and shipbuilding, at Lincoln Electric has been appointed to chair the International Institute of Welding's Select Committee on Shipbuilding
. In addition to having spent more than 40 years gaining expertise in arc welding methods and processes at Lincoln Electric
, Mr. Sadler has a long history of involvement in technical societies. His leadership roles have included serving on the Welding Research Council Board of Directors and as Section Chair of the American Welding Society. He is also a life member of the American Welding Society.
As the newly appointed IIW chair, Mr. Sadler brings a strong background in such process solutions as welding equipment, welding process control, new welding techniques and the relationship of these solutions with design, productivity, quality, cost and training. In his new role with IIW, Mr. Sadler says he will seek innovative ways to increase quality and reduce costs for shipbuilders worldwide, despite the challenges of an increasingly competitive market.
“My focus will be bringing to global shipbuilders the latest scientific and technical information on new technology and improved manufacturing methods and material handling concepts, all with the objective of helping them grow their businesses,” Mr. Sadler said.
Mr. Sadler’s service on IIW’s Select Committee on Shipbuilding (SC-SHIP) represents Lincoln Electric’s ongoing global support of the welding industry.
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in 1948 and is recognized as the largest worldwide network for welding and allied joining technologies, boasting a current membership of 55 countries. The IIW’s mission is to act as the worldwide network for knowledge exchange of joining technologies to improve the global quality of life.
About Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 42 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric, its products and services, visit the company's website at www.lincolnelectric.com