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Have a question? We have answers. Our Ship Segment Managers can assist you with any technical questions you may have. Whether you have questions about a welding process, would like equipment recommendations or want assistance with product compatibility and hookups, just ask our experts.
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Clay ByronClay began his career with Miller in 2005 after spending 20 years in welding supply distribution. Many of those years were spent working with and serving the shipbuilding and marine fabrication industry on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Clay holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Management, Technical Degree in Industrial Instrumentation and Certificate of Technical Studies in Welding. He has also been fortunate to work with and learn from many individuals who are highly respected in the Ship and Marine Fabrication Industry. Clay served 8 years in the US Coast Guard Reserves and Active Service, which provided valuable knowledge of the maritime environment. Clay's area of service and support for the Shipbuilding and Marine Fabrication Industry is primarily on the Gulf Coast.
Mike NovakMike Novak began his career with Miller in 2004, but has worked in welding since high school when he worked as a fitter/welder. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University and also is an AWS Certified Weld Supervisor. Mike has over 25 years of industrial welding experience from his work as a Technical Sales Representative, Field Engineer, Process Trainer and District Sales Manager. Mike primarily worked with commercial, military and ship repair facilities. He has assisted the maritime industry with procedure and process development, weld quality improvement and process training. Mike's areas of service and support for the Shipbuilding and Marine Fabrication Industry are primarily the east and west coasts of the U.S. and Canada.
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