The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) are excited to announce the return of the Young & Emerging Professionals Summit for the fourth consecutive year. Since the first Summit in 2020,  more than 2,000 attendees have joined us from around the world. This event offers a unique forum to learn from subject matter experts, deepen your understanding of the industry, and review lessons learned that have driven changes to best practices.

Even better, thanks to our generous Founding Sponsor, WELDCOA, this year’s summit is free of charge.

Summit Dates

Session 1: 🦺 Safety, Standards, and Service | August 15

Session 2: ⛽ Fuel Gases | August 17

Session 3: 🌳 Environmental | August 22

Session 4: 🏭 The State of the Industry | August 24

Who Should Attend

The Summit is open to CGA Members and GAWDA Distributor Members who are participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program.

Attendees of all ages, stages, and levels of industry experience are welcome!

Speakers and Panelists

Nicole Colantonio
Standards and Committees Project Manager
Compressed Gas Association

Melissa Bio

Melissa De Jesus
Sales and Marketing Manager
Superior Products

Tom Drube
Vice President of Engineering
Chart Industries

Rob Bio

Rob Early
Technical Manager
Compressed Gas Association

Chris Ebeling
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Messer America

Theresa Garcia
SIO Perform Analyst
Air Liquide

Steve Gentry
Gentry Investigative Services

50 Years of Service with CGA

Rich Gottwald
President & CEO
Compressed Gas Association

Melissa Heard
Director of Marketing

Robin Jussila
Training Manager
Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.

2023 New Committee Member of the Year

Luke Lana
Director, Commercial and Project Management
Tomco2 Systems

Abydee Butler Moore
President & CEO
Butler Gas Products

Nelson Moreira
CGA Board Chairman, Vice President
Linde, PLC

Chad Nickell
Director, Biogas Systems Engineering
Air Liquide

Jim Reebel
Manager, Capital Projects Permitting
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Andrew Reeves
Vice President Operations
Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.

Damian Vickerman
Sr. Director of Environmental and Emergency Response Services
Airgas, an Air Liquide Company

Meredith Webster
Outrider Gas Transports LLC