Colleen Kohler: A Female Leader in the Gas & Welding Industry

Colleen Kohler

Meet Colleen Kohler, Executive Vice President at Noble Gas Solutions. Colleen has made strides towards innovation since joining the company in 2009. She received her MBA in Operations Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her Scrum Master Project Management Certification in 2015. Colleen’s education drives her to focus on streamlining, automation, and improving departmental processes. As a result of these changes, the workplace has become more aligned with the goals of career oriented individuals.

Colleen believes a continuous education is vital to developing one’s career, and has been investing in her team. Noble Gas employees are finding themselves attending more manufacturing and career training, industry seminars, and networking events than in previous years.

Colleen challenges the employees of Noble Gas to reach their personal and career goals. She believes that her team thrives when given the opportunity to grow. If the team hits a roadblock along their path, they can rely on her for support. Colleen’s focus comes from the advice she wishes she received at a younger age – take more risks.

The Gas and Welding Industry

Colleen’s involvement in the gas and welding industry goes further than the walls of Noble Gas. She strives to make a positive impact in the industry as an active member of the Gas and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA). Colleen is a member of the Women of Gas and Welding committee, the Young Professionals Group, and the Members Services Committee.She promotes active membership by business partners, focusing on women entering this predominantly male industry. As a young, female professional, Colleen brings a fresh point of view aligned with those targeted by the committees. She is also an active member of the Northeastern Subcontractors Association (NESCA) attending and sponsoring several events throughout the year.

Her Commitment to Noble Causes

ronald mcdonald house charity of the capital regionColleen believes in community growth, and enjoys giving back to the community. She has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) since 2005. After joining Noble Gas Solutions, she spearheaded corporate fundraising efforts for the RMHC. Noble Gas Solutions supported the organization with a new transportation vehicle and funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany. Most recently, Noble Gas Solutions donated a room in Kratz Cottage for the charity’s newest house in Lake George.  In 2009 she put her love for charity to the test by completing the NYC Marathon in support for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Colleen Kohler dedicates herself to improving her community, her team, and the company. Noble Gas is proud to highlight her during this Women’s History Month.