WA Technology was founded
November 1999. With extensive laboratory
and field testing they invented and patented products that reduce MIG
shielding gas waste and can reduce the amount of total use by 40 to 60% while
improving weld start quality! In addition to supplying these gas saving
products, training information is offered to reduce welding costs. Welding
consulting services are also available.
patented shielding gas saving products are available directly from the Company and can be
purchased by clicking on this link
to the purchase web page or by emailing
To maintain a focus on significantly reducing shielding
gas waste (not selling shielding gases!) these patented products are
AVAILABLE IN STORES." Over 10,000 are in use by industrial
customers. Click to See a Partial List
About WA Technology President:
Jerry Uttrachi incorporated the Company in 1999 in South Carolina
where they are located.
He is an active volunteer in the American Welding Society
was the 2007 President of this
75,000 member organization. He served as an officer on the AWS Board for 6 years and the Societies
Education Foundation as Trustee for 15 years and Chaired that Board for six years. He is a Member of several other
Committees including the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which reviews all codes and standards. He was honored by being selected as an AWS Counselor for his leadership and training
efforts. He is also a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) were he Chairs his local
Welding Industry Experience:
During over a 45+-year career in the welding industry, Mr. Uttrachi has managed a welding
shielding gas and filler metals Development Laboratory for the Linde Division of UCC (now Praxair) and was Vice President of Marketing for L-TEC
Welding & Cutting Systems and subsequently ESAB Welding Products.
He is responsible for
a number of developments in welding shielding gases, filler metals, equipment
and welding processes and was granted a number of related patents (6 US Patents in the last 12 years.) Some of his work
has been published in technical journals and trade publications including the AWS Welding
Journal. Details of these articles
and patents are presented at Capabilities
and Background under CONSULTING SERVICES .
Mr.. Uttrachi has
a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Mechanical
Engineering (Emphasis Behavior of Metals) and a Master of Science Degree in Management from New Jersey
Institute of Technology.