On March 2, 2015, the Board of Directors of Warren Equipment Company (WEC) announced the election of James C. Nelson as President, CEO and Chairman of WEC. Mr. Nelson also remains the Dealer Principal and President of Warren CAT. Under his expanded leadership, Warren CAT continues to aggressively address the needs of its construction, oil and gas, governmental and mining customers with world-class equipment, parts and service.
Before joining WEC, Mr. Nelson began a seven year career in the investment business as a Financial Consultant in Dallas, Texas with Dean Witter Reynolds and Smith Barney, Harris Upham. In 1992, he joined Compressor Systems, Inc. (CSI) as the Regional Sales Manager with the responsibility for business development in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 1994, he was promoted to Division Manager of the Mid-Continent Division for CSI at their headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In 1998, he was promoted to General Manager of Rotary Compression Services, Inc. (RCSI) in Midland, Texas. In 1999, Jim Nelson was named Dealer Principal by Caterpillar for the West Texas Territory. In 2001, he was named Dealer Principal for the Oklahoma and North Central Texas Territory. During this time, the new organization emerged, Warren Power & Machinery, LP (dba Warren CAT).
Mr. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University. He is the Past Chairman of The Cooperative Association of Tractor Dealers, Inc., a Financing Cooperative for Caterpillar dealers. He is an active member of the Educate Midland Leadership Committee as well as an active member of the Advisory Council of the Moody College of Communication with the University of Texas.