Al Azawinder Sumal has 36 years of welding experience to his credit. He has been a certified welding instructor for the last 25 of those years, and teaches welding at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey. He is a registered "A" level welder, and Interprovincial Red Seal certified. Other certifications include: CWB Welding Supervisor; CSA W1782. Level 1 Welding Inspector; Welding Institute of Canada "Fundamentals of Welding Technology"; City and Guilds of London, UK; ASME Section IX; CSA Z662; and CSA W47.1/W59 by the CWB.
Al has extensive experience developing ASME welding procedures for the BC Safety Authority, as well as ASME Section IX and CSA Z662 procedures for local industry. He is an active member of the AWS, sits on the provincial Welding Articulation Committee and is also involved with the Program Advisory Committee.