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AWS Appoints Executive Director and CEO

Matt Miller

The American Welding Society's (AWS) Board of Directors have appointed the organization's current Chief Operating Officer, Matt Miller, to succeed Ray Shook as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer upon Shook's retirement.

After an extensive search process, AWS hired Miller with the intent to ramp up his onboarding in preparation for his eventual move into the Executive Director and CEO role. Miller previously served as Chief Operating Officer at National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International in Houston, TX. During his tenure with NACE, Miller led a variety of new programs and global initiatives and grew revenues through partnerships, training, membership activities, technical conferences and student competitions.

Prior to joining NACE, Miller served as Director for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation where he led the strategic direction for SAE's Pre-Professional Education Programs, including A World in Motion (AWIM) Program and SAE Collegiate Design Series.

Miller is a decorated veteran who served in the U.S. Army Infantry during Operation Desert Storm. He holds a master of science in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University and a master of science in instructional technology from Duquesne University. Miller graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in elementary education.

Ray Shook commented, "Matt's expertise in both non-profit and education makes him well-suited to lead AWS. Having worked with him closely since the beginning of the year, I have witnessed Matt's incredible efforts to quickly get up to speed on the welding and cutting industry. I have complete confidence in his leadership and am committed to supporting Matt in his new role."

"I am honored to serve as AWS' Executive Director and CEO and am very grateful for Ray's guidance as we maintain our relentless focus in service to our members, partners, colleagues and the welding industry at large," Miller said.

For more information contact:

American Welding Society

8669 NW 36 St., # 130

Miami, FL 33166-6672

800-443-9353 / 305-443-9353

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