Past Presidents

Past Presidents

Dean R. Wilson

AWS President 2014

Wilson and Associates
151 Oak Tree Circle
Glendora, CA 91741

He is president of Wilson and Associates, a provider of health, safety, and welding products and industry consulting. Earlier, he was director of welding business development at Jackson Safety Products and prior to that, president of Wilson Industries from 1987 to 2007. He has served on numerous AWS standing committees, including WEMCO, An Association of Welding Equipment Manufacturers, where he served as chair in 2005.


Nancy C. Cole

AWS President 2013

NCC Engineering
2735 Robert Oliver Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

An AWS Fellow and Life Member, Nancy Cole served as AWS president in 2013. Prior to forming her own company, NCC Engineering, she was program manager and contract manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, where she was awarded three patents. At ABB Combustion Engineering, she developed welding electrodes, fluxes and flux-cored wires. She served as chair of the AWS Technical Activities Committee, Fellows Committee and C3 Brazing and Soldering Committee. She has received the AWS Honorary Member Award, the Dr. Rene Wasserman Award and the McKay-Helm Award.