FOUNDER AND CEO
As CEO of WeldComputer Corporation, Bob Cohen has devoted his career to the research, development, and commercialization of new sensor, monitoring, and technologies that continue to push the state of the art and quality assurance in resistance welding processes.
His interest in resistance welding dates back to 1978 at General Electric’s Corporate Research and Development Center, where he was involved in 2D axisymmetric transient thermal finite element modeling of the process.
Bob is the inventor of the first commercially viable adaptive control for resistance welding, which was deployed in GE aircraft engine factories in the mid 1980’s. His work on the AWS C1 and D17 Committees was instrumental in updating the Recommended Practices for Resistance Welding and MIL-SPEC to recognize monitoring and adaptive control as accepted alternatives to destructive testing.
Bob’s work in advancing resistance welding technologies continues to enable significant, measurable process improvements in manufacturing operations of global industries ranging from aerospace and defense, to automotive, semiconductors, and medical devices.
WeldComputer COO, Thomas Puthanangady, has spent the last 31 years leading and growing manufacturing companies. His priorities at WeldComputer include making sure all departments are running smoothly and efficiently toward the company priorities, and growing the business.
Thomas is a planner who is consistently looking toward the future. From products and sales to strategy, customer service, and cash flow, he is passionate about growing businesses. What he loves most about working at WeldComputer is the team of skilled employees working to create a market-leading product.
Prior to joining WeldComputer in 2020, Thomas served as President and CEO of Darmann Abrasive Products and Business Director of Saint-Gobain Abrasives. He is a recipient of the Global Ambassador Award and the AIM Global Trade Award and has frequently spoken to teams on global business for small business ventures. Thomas is also the co-author of 5 US Patents.
Thomas holds a BEngg in Mechanical Engineering from RVCE in Bangalore, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA from Boston University.
Andy is the Operations Manager at WeldComputer Corporation. His focus is to make sure that equipment is delivered accurately and on time as well as making sure that customers know how to install the equipment.
In this role, Andy is the person customers can call for help solving problems. He most enjoys this work because he gets to help solve puzzles for customers and improve their experience using WeldComputer equipment.
Prior to joining WeldComputer 12 years ago, Andy owned and operated a custom design and build company. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Dennis Carmen has been developing software for more than 20 years. At WeldComputer Corporation, his focus is managing and developing the core software packages for the Inverter Control, SCR, and Monitor products.
While Dennis loves developing new tools and technologies, what he enjoys the most is being able to use his skills and experience finding innovative solutions to solve customer challenges.
Dennis is a graduate of Siena College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Frank Cabe is a member of the software development team at WeldComputer Corporation. In his role as a Software Engineer, his focus is to design welding programs with standard features, work with other engineers to add custom behaviors and ensure controls can be effectively used by each customer to address their specific requirements.
His interest in creativity and data analysis has resulted in a unique ability to develop new solutions for complicated problems and a multitude of ways to use WeldComputer® Controls as tools to collect the data that gives customers insight into their resistance welding operations.
Before joining WeldComputer Corporation six years ago, Frank was an Engineering Technician at Ceralink. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from SUNY Albany