The American Welding Society (AWS) is mourning the sudden passing of 2023 AWS President Dennis K. Eck. Eck was a distinguished AWS member for more than 30 years, working within the AWS Houston section. He was the AWS Houston section chairman from 1989 to 2021, AWS director at large from 2016 to 2018, AWS vice president from 2019 to 2022 and was inducted as 2023 AWS president earlier this year. Eck will be posthumously honored as an AWS life member at this year’s Fabtech show in Chicago. He served the welding supply industry for 41 years and, at the time of his passing, was president and owner of Diversified Services & Solutions LLC. As AWS President, Eck’s focus was on generational differences and preserving institutional knowledge by connecting the generations in new and unique ways.