The American Welding Society (AWS) announced Michael Krupnicki as its president for the remainder of 2023 and throughout 2024. “The focus of my presidency will be to enhance the volunteer experience,” Krupnicki said. “Volunteers are the engine of our society – the people that make the AWS thrive. I will work with the board and our staff to ensure a rewarding, enjoyable and relevant experience for our dedicated volunteers.” He has been involved in AWS leadership for close to 40 years and served as vice president beginning in 2020. Krupnicki is the executive director of the Rochester Arc + Flame Center.