Viji Kuruvilla, vice president of quality for Lexicon Inc. in Little Rock, has been named a Counselor of the American Welding Society (AWS).
AWS selected Kuruvilla from an elite group of leaders for his substantial contributions to the industry through training, vocational education and employee support.
“Viji delivers on our corporate commitment to ‘People, Safety, Innovation and Quality’ with every steel fabrication and construction project he oversees,” said Patrick Schueck, Lexicon’s president and CEO, in a press release. “His expert management and quality assurance skills not only benefit our clients, partners and employees but the entire industry. The American Welding Society couldn’t have chosen a better leader for this honor.”
During his more than 35-year career, Kuruvilla has spearheaded complex infrastructure projects around the globe. Since joining Lexicon in 2015, he has implemented management processes to maintain the highest possible level of quality on Lexicon’s job sites and among its more than 1,800 employees. As a member of the executive team, he has also focused on its strategic growth and trained and mentored its high-performance teams.
Founded in 1919, AWS has advanced the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes through certifications, education and industry standards. In 1999, AWS created the Counselor of the Society to recognize members whose distinguished organizational leadership has enhanced the industry’s image and impact. Each year, AWS selects a maximum of five individuals for the honor.