Mr. Gibeaut has served in the induction heating and melting industry for 40 years. He is currently managing all global businesses for AjaxTOCCO Magnethermic regarding bar and tubular products. He is currently serves as the Chairman of the ITA (International Tube Association) for North and South America and serves on the International Technical Board as well. As of March 2021, he was appointed to the FMA/TPA (Tube and Pipe Association) Advisory board serving North America.
Donald Gibeaut has formerly served on multiple committees for the FIA (Forging Industry Association) to include a PAC, which we now call fly-ins, and taught an annual Induction workshop. Mr. Gibeaut has written multiple articles for the Forging Magazine. He has had several published articles and authored or contributed to TPT and TPJ magazine articles and editorials for years. He recurrently presents at the Brazil Senafor industrial conference, Forge Fair conference, Tube and Pipe Conference for the AMM, and Tube coating conferences for the AMI globally. He has taught several webinar courses for Tenaris University, power utility seminars, and training programs.
His studies were in Electric Engineering at The Ohio State University. So, even though he now lives in Texas, he is, and always will be, a dedicated Buckeye. He resides in Huntsville, Texas, just north of Houston, with his wife and two of their five children, and three grandchildren.