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Nils M. “Mike” Needham

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Adjunct Instructor
Mountain View College

Mike Needham earned an associate degree in welding from Mountain View and has more than 30 years’ experience in welding both professionally and in the classroom. He has a wide variety of professional welding experience, including welding for structural steel, assembly lines, pressure vessels and boilers, exotic metals, metal fabrication and design and engineering.

A longtime member of the American Welding Society (AWS), he has served on the board of the North Texas Section of the AWS, including as president for its local section, and was on the committee to bring its national convention to Dallas in 2005. He has been an AWS certified welding inspector (CWI) since the early ’90s and is a supervisor for the exam held in Dallas twice each year. He enjoys taking his work-related experience to the classroom and encourages his students to do the same.