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Meet the EWI Arc Welding Team – Marc Purslow

By Steve Massey on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The second installment of “Meet the Team” features Marc Purslow.  He is an interesting character that is driven to succeed. Please don’t hesitate to contact Marc if you have any questions or interests related to EWI or Arc Welding. You can reach him at 614.688.5150 or


Technical Expertise

Joining EWI in 2006, Marc “Arc” Purslow works as an applications engineer in EWI’s Arc Welding group. Marc has worked extensively developing the tandem GMAW process and has conducted research ranging from high-speed welding of sheet metal to high deposition-rate narrow-groove welding of thick sections.  Marc also has significant experience with single-wire and multi-wire SAW, GMAW cladding, GMAW pulse waveform development, submerged arc and electroslag strip cladding, robotic programming, and welding fixture design.

Background and Project Experience

Marc joined EWI in January of 2006 as a Technician in the Arc Welding Group while pursuing his undergraduate degree in welding engineering. During this time, he conducted research on high-speed arc welding of sheet metal using tandem GMAW. Marc also worked in the Design, Controls, and Automation group were he gained valuable experience in the design and fabrication of equipment and fixtures for welding applications.  Upon completion of his B.S., Marc was promoted to Project Engineer and was promoted to Applications engineer shortly thereafter.

In addition to his role of applications engineer, Marc fulfills an additional role at EWI of Arc Welding inventor Coach. In this role Marc assists fellow engineers in the development of cutting-edge arc welding innovations with a focus on developing ideas which will have a direct positive impact on the manufacturing competitiveness of EWI’s customers.

Marc is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).


B.S       Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University

B.A.      Music, Capital University

Additional Accomplishments

An accomplished motorcycle racer, Marc won the 2011 AHMRA Sound of Singles Two-Stroke National Roadracing Championship. A highlight of the season was race win at the Daytona International Speedway.

An equally accomplished pianist, organist, composer, and performer, Marc has been featured on a number of recordings and composed and performed the score for an award-winning independent film. Marc continues to perform and teach piano performance, music theory, and composition.

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