I am a well versed HVAC and BAS professional who has installed equipment, programmed and integrated building automation systems, rebuild centrifugal compressors, and has a strong understanding for HVAC and mechanical systems. I can program and build custom graphics using Tridum tools, Distech tools, Trane tools, and Carrier tools. I am also familiar with system integration and have a strong knowledge in how to program buildings to run more efficiently.
I have incredibly strong problem solving skills and I enjoy tackling projects that seem daunting. I am interested in opportunities that allow me to grow and continually provide me with new challenges to over come.
I started at Casto Technical as an apprentice in March of 2008 while still in high school. I worked through an OJT program at my trade school through August of 2010 when I left to go to college. After college I got back into the HVAC field and tried out a few different companies before coming back in July of 2014 as a Commercial HVAC and BAS Service Technician.
As a Service Technician I performed repair. maintenance, troubleshooting, programming, and other tasks on complex HVAC systems and building automation systems. I could be installing a VFD, rebuilding a centrifugal compressors, or programming a BAS depending on the needs of the customer. I was also responsible for contract management of any accounts I was assigned.
While at Casto Technical I started an apprenticeship program to better serve our companies needs and became the Training Director. As Training Director I am responsible for training our 50+ field staff in roles ranging from pipefitters to systems integrators. Another responsibilty of this role is acting as the manager for entry level technicians at our company. Through my work as the Training Director I developed parternships with the state and local community colleges that has saved the company over $250,000 a year.
The role that takes up most of my time is Inteligent Services Director. As the Intelligent Services Director I handle BAS and HVAC tech support for our customers and field staff and do programming, commissioning, and quality control on BAS projects. I also manage our energy projects and review building operation to save our customers money on their utilities. This role has required me to be a solution agnostic problem solver and rely on my entire experience to solve customer's problems.
I worked as a factory service and start up technician for Daikin Applied. While at this role I performed service, maintenance, repair, and start up on Daikin chillers and other applied equipment. This was a fantastic company to work for, but the constant out of town travel caused me to look for employment elsewhere.
I worked as a light commercial and residential HVAC service technician at Elco Mechanical. While at this role I performed maintenance, service, repair, install. and start up on various HVAC equipment. I left to pursue better long term options elsewhere.
I started in the HVAC and BAS field at 16 and stepped away from it at 18 to pursue being a teacher. After three semesters in college I realized that the life of a school teacher wasn't for me, so I got back into HVAC and BAS. I did learn a lot from that experience and made the Dean's list while I attended.
While I only recently got my N4 license, I have been programming, building graphics, and integrating systems with Tridium for several years. The company that I work for had always valued skillsets over licenses, so they dont often send people to get certifications.
2019 Control Trends Young Guns Award
This award goes to some of the top contributors in the HVAC and BAS field who are under 30.
2018 HVAC Excellence Conference Educators Competition - 3rd Place
The HVAC Excellene Conference is the worlds largest HVAC and BAS educators conference. Every year they put on an all day skills contest for the trainers in attendance with thousands of dollars of products on the line. The year that I attended I won 3rd Place
Bridge Valley CTC - Commercial HVAC and BAS program
After starting an apprenticeship program at the company I work for I partnered with a local community college to develop a two year Commercial HVAC and BAS program. I was able to use this program's existence to utilize grants that are available in West Virginia to completely offset the training budget at my company. This saved the company over $250,000 a year and provided us with better resources for training. I currently develop the curriculum and run and teach the program.
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