NEW YORK Abakan Inc. has
appointed welding expert Damian Kotecki to its board of
Kotecki has 43 years of
experience in the welding industry, including in welding
research, pipeline failure analysis and stainless/high-alloy
welding filler metal, according to Miami-based Abakan, the
parent company of pipe-cladding firm MesoCoat Inc.
He is also a former president of the American Welding
Society, where he currently chairs a subcommittee on stainless
steel welding and an international standards committee.