North Carolina World Trade Association

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Past Presidents

The growth of the North Carolina World Trade Association, Inc. (NCWTA) from its beginnings in 1962 is a tribute to the people who have provided leadership and who have devoted themselves to the task of building a strong association. Those whose names are listed below are such people.


C.R. "Pete" Harris

(1961-1964)
First NCWTA President
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
(Deceased 1979)


Tom Ryon

(1966-1967)
Coastal Plains Chapter
Farmville, NC
AC Monk Tobacco Exporters


William "Bill" Troxler

(1971-1973)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
Troxler Electronics Lab
(Deceased 2000)


Clem Schrader

(1975-1976)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Southern Overseas Corporation


Eugene Rossitch

(1978-1979)
Triad Chapter
Winston-Salem, NC
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company


Mack Dagenhart

(1981-1982)
Triad Chapter
Winston-Salem, NC
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International


Herbert Pocklington

(1984-1985)
Triad Chapter
High Point, NC
Hatteras International


Wayne Cooper

(1987-1989)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Acron Manufacturing Company,
Inc.


William D. Harazin

(1992-1994)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
Attorney-at-Law


Rebecca Porterfield

(1997-1999)
Cape Fear Chapter
Wilmington, NC
Cameron School of Business
UNC Wilmington


Roger Rains

(2003-2005)
Cape Fear Chapter
Wilmington, NC


Janet Malkemes

(2008-2010)
Charlotte Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Central Piedmont Community College


Leon Moody

(1964-1965, 1967-1968)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
BASF - Charlotte Division


Edgar Kirk

(1968-1970)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
NC National Bank
(Deceased 1990)


Larry Carter

(1973-1974)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
First Union National Bank


James Kelly

(1976-1977)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
Aeroglide Corporation


Ed Hendon

(1979-1980)
Triad Chapter
Clemmons, NC
Clark-Gravely Company


David Thomas

(1982-1983)
Triangle Chapter
Research Triangle Park, NC
Northern Telecom


Robert Mack

(1985-1986)
Cape Fear Chapter
Wilmington, NC
Cape Industries


Janice H. Faulkner

(1989-1991)
Coastal Plains Chapter
Greenville, NC
Regional Development Institute
East Carolina University


Ingeborg Hegenbart

(1994-1996)
Charlotte Chapter
Charlotte, NC
SouthTrust Bank


Britt Cobb

(1999-2001)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
NC Department of Agriculture


Jennifer Bowman

(2005-2005)
Coastal Plains Chapter
Newbern, NC
(Deceased 2006)


Kuldip Wasson, Ph.D.

(2010-2011)
NCWTA President
International Trade Division
NC Dept of Commerce


Peter Browne Ruffin

(1966-1967)
Cape Fear Chapter
Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Shipping Company
(Deceased 2004)


John Votta

(1970-1971)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
US Department of Commerce


Ronald Rau

(1974-1975)
Triad Chapter
Winston-Salem, NC
RJR Industries


Richard Primm

(1977-1978)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Foreign Trade Zone
(Deceased 2001)


Ron Savas

(1980-1981)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
NC National Bank


Ronnie Pruett

(1983-1984)
Metrolina Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Attorney-at-Law


Thomas L. Barringer

(1986-1987)
Triangle Chapter
Raleigh, NC
Barringer, Allen & Pinnix
(Deceased 1989)


James Brown

(1991-1992)
Cape Fear Chapter
Wilmington, NC
NC State Ports Authority


Scott Griffin

(1996-1997)
Coastal Plains Chapter
Greenville, NC
Practicon, Inc.


Barbara Neidinger

(2001-2003)
Charlotte Chapter
Charlotte, NC
Ernst & Young LLP


Alan T. Shao

(2005-2008)
Charlotte Chapter
Charlotte, NC
College of Charleston, SC