IIW Annual Report 2022

Through their leadership the chairs of IIW Working Units voluntarily share their knowledge, experience and resources to make excellent contributions to the vibrancy and productivity of the Working Units, the progress of IIW and the promotion of welding around the world.

David A. Werba, Manager of Product Design Compliance and Senior Electrical Engineer of Miller Electric Manufacturing Company (an ITW Welding Products Company), has over 35 years of progressively responsible experience in the Electrical Engineering and Design Compliance areas of three major companies that design and manufacture electronic chemical analysis equipment, electric motor drives, and arc welding equipment. David has spent over 20 years managing and coordinating the compliance of the product design process by working with and assisting Development and Design Engineers to design products that can be used safely, by the properly trained operator, to reliably perform the highest quality function. His knowledge of the appropriate Regulations, Directives and Standards, along with committee participation in writing industry standards encompass the company’s product design, general precautionary labeling, Third Party Certification, Reliability Test, and EMC Compliance areas to ensure a common safety vision for the certification and testing for the development of Miller Electric Mfg. Co. (Miller) products. David also serves as the Corporate Representative to perform all of the tasks required in discoveries, inspections and investigations, interrogatories, document production, depositions and trials for Miller. David is an iNARTE Certified Product Safety Engineer and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Product Safety Engineering Society. He is currently the Chair of the American Welding Society (AWS) Safety and Health Committee and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC26, Electric Welding Committee and the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) Arc Welding Section Technical Committee. He is also the Vice-Chair of the AWS Labeling and Safe Practices committee and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z49.1 Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes Committee. He has served as a Delegate of the NEMA US Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC 26. Additionally, he is Chair of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission VIII, Safety and Health, the European Welding Association’s Technical Committee (EWA TCE), specifically involved in the Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Energy Related Products (ErP) Directives and Standards development, NEMA EW 6, Guidelines for Precautionary Labeling for Arc-Welding and Cutting Products, NEMA EW 4, Graphical Symbols for Arc-Welding and Cutting Products, NFPA 51B, Technical Committee on Hot Work Operations, UL STP 2201, Portable Generators and UL STP 551, Electric Welding committees. He is also a long-term member of the AWS and IEEE. David has been awarded four US Patents for his work in designing welding power sources. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kennedy Western University and an Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Herzing Institute.

MR DAVID A. WERBA Elected Cahir of Commison VIII in 2022


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