"Students really enjoy the lab work. That is their opportunity to take what we discuss in the classroom and put it into practice. The lab is also where they see the real-world cause-and-effect interactions of all the system components working together (or failing together). It is these experiences that provide some of the greatest learning opportunities to prepare students for successful careers in the industry."
Tech. Dip., WITC; Superior, Wis.
A.A.S., Lake Superior College; Duluth, Minn.
I have 25 years of experience in industrial machine repair and reliability, including experience as a maintenance machinist, industrial electronics technician, machine installer and engineering manager. This wide variety of experience from several industries enables me to bring many perspectives of machine repair to the Industrial Maintenance Technician program.
My teaching philosophy is that it is my responsibility to prepare you with the skills for what industry needs today and several years down the road. That includes not only technical skills and knowledge but soft skills such as the ability to analyze and solve problems both on equipment and when working with others. I believe this combination of experiences will develop well-rounded students who are prepared to enter the workforce as skilled employees ready for any opportunity.