Dustin Nolen received a BS in Materials Engineering in 2008 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2010, Mr. Nolen received his Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). He attained his professional engineers (PE) license through Alabama State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in 2016.
Mr. Nolen is a member in good standing of the American Society of Materials International. He held the office of vice-chairman for the Birmingham ASM chapter from 2010 to 2011 where he was responsible for scheduling and organizing meetings and seminars.
• 2004 UAB laboratory – Here he gained experience in materials analysis and testing. 2007 Vista Engineering – Technician in the area of CVD diamond and nano-coating research.
• 2008 became project manager and a graduate engineer of Vista Engineering and VEAR. During this time, Mr. Nolen has co-authored multiple research publications while gaining further experience in engineering mechanics, failure analysis, and computer simulation.
• 2017 named President of Vista Engineering recognizing the growth of his leadership within the company.
• 2020 Became part owner of Vista Engineering along with Dr. Thompson.