Strong Welding Products names vice president/managing director

January 10, 2006

Strong Welding Products Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has named William Shum as vice president and managing director of Rankin Industries, San Diego, a designer and producer of hardfacing products.

Shum has spent 10 years at Rankin, where he served as director of research and development. Throughout his 25-year career, he's held executive positions at Stoody Co.; Tien Tai Welding Co. Ltd., Taiwan; and Goodweld Corp., Taiwan. He served on the board of directors of Goodweld and of Oerlikon Corp., a joint venture of Goodweld and Air Liquide Welding.