John E Ball
Expert in business operations. Over 40 industrial years starting with Product Development in welding consumables then R&D on welding processes, followed by management, Production Engineering, and manufacturing plant control. Arcrods in Sparrows Point, MD.from 1960 to 1969; Airco Welding products at Murray Hill, NJ to 1982 R&D Manager, Airco at Chester,WV to 1984 (technical director to plant manager), Advanced Metals Inc. at Canfield, Ohio, till 1986 (founded Company) till 1990, ESAB at Ashtabula, OH (R&D and Manufacturing Manager) retired in 2002. Over ten years with SCORE; past chair of Youngstown chapter.
BS degree from the University of Maine in Engineering Physics. Physical Metallurgy at John Hopkins