American Welding Society Opens Asian Offices
The American Welding Society (AWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of welding, has announced the opening of AWS Asia. Based in Hong Kong, China, with a second office in Beijing, AWS Asia will help serve AWS’s growing Asian market.
In early May, AWS purchased the World Engineering Xchange International Limited (WEX Asia) office in Hong Kong. The office, located at Technology Park, Unit 2508, 25/F, 18 On Lai Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, will now serve as AWS Asia’s headquarters and Yoanne Lau will lead as Managing Director of AWS Asia. Bob Wing, CEO of WEX will assist with daily business operations as well as the strategic planning of AWS Asia. Employees will be based in both Hong Kong and Beijing.
“The opening of our new office in Hong Kong puts AWS in a better position to connect with our Asian members and customers,” said Jeff Kamentz, corporate director, international sales, American Welding Society. “AWS Asia will not only promote AWS codes and standards in Asia, but all other AWS products including certification, membership, and online education.”