Photo

Dan A. Andrews, Coordinator

The Best Instructors in the Sheet Metal Industry

Our instructors are working members of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 who understand the needs of today’s contractor. The primary focus of each instructor is to train apprentices to be productive journeymen and meet the diverse requirements of contractors and their customers.

Each instructor goes through training courses run by the International Training Institute (I.T.I.) and Ohio State University. These courses are designed to keep the instructors current with the ever-changing needs of the sheet metal industry. Additionally, all instructors receive training in effective teaching techniques.

Apprentice Day Instructors

Click on instructors with [+] for more information

Photo

Edward A. Kasper [+]

Day Instructor, General Sheet Metal

Experience:
  • 29yrs
Areas of Expertise:
  • Layout
  • Welding
  • Architectural
  • Math
  • Specialty fabrication
  • Curriculum development
Education:
  • Rosary High School
  • JATC local 36
  • International Training Institute
  • George Meany Labor Collage
  • BA in Labor Education and Labor Studies
  • Last employer: Fisher Heating and Sheet Metal
  • Position: Shop supervisor
  • Careers/Interests: Instructor, International Training Institute
Photo

Billy G. Crow [+]

Evening Layout/Osha Instructor

Experience:
  • 20 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Welding
  • Layout
  • Safety
Education:
  • Hillsboro High School
  • JATC 36
  • Jefferson College
  • Certified Welder

Present employer: Fabri-Tech
Position: Shop Welding and Layout

Photo

Karl “Joe” Kehder

Photo

Edward M. Hoganson [+]

Full Time Day Training Instructor, Website Manager

Experience:
  • 25yrs total
  • Residential / Commercial HVAC
  • 7yrs as Training Instructor
Areas of Expertise:
  • Drafting / CAD
  • Sheet Metal
  • Architectural
  • OSHA Safety
  • HVAC Service
  • Electronics
Education:
  • International Training Institute
  • Associates Degree Industrial Electronics
  • St Louis Community Collage
  • Local 36 Apprenticeship Program
  • Vianney High School
Careers/Interests:
  • ITI Architectural Task Force (International Curriculum Development)
  • ITI Soldering Task Force (International Curriculum Development)
  • ITI OSHA Task Force (International Curriculum Development)
  • 25yrs UFCW Local 655 Schnucks Markets
  • Owner Show Me Designs
  • Digital Media
  • Classic Automobiles

Journeyman Night Instructors

Click on instructors with [+] for more information

Photo

Paul A. Jaeger [+]

Training Instructor - TABB (Testing Adjusting and Balancing)

Experience:
  • 24 years
Areas of Expertise:
  • Air and Water Balancing
  • Sound and Vibration
  • Filtration
  • Controls
  • Computers
Education:
  • Ohio State University
  • The National Labor College
  • Florissant Valley Community College
  • Hazelwood High School
Degrees or Certificates:
  • Bachelor of arts "Labor Studies and Labor Education
  • TABB Certified Supervisor and Technician (Air, Hydronics, Sound and Vibration)
  • NEBB Certified Supervisor and Technician (Air and Hydronics)

Present employer: Brison Mechanical
Position: TAB Supervisor

Photo

Bob Yanics [+]

Training Instructor - TAB (Testing Adjusting and Balancing)

Experience:
  • 24 years
Areas of Expertise:
  • TAB: Technician Air and Hydronic’s Certified
  • TABB: Commissioning Supervisor Certified
  • TABB: Sound and Vibration Engineer Certified
  • TABB: Supervisor Certified
Education:
  • Christian Brothers College High School
  • Benedictine College
  • Florissant Valley Community College
  • SMW L36 JATC Apprenticeship
  • EPA CFC Universal Certification
  • OSHA 30
  • St. Louis Mechanical License

Present employer:
Position: Superintendent Air Balance and Sheet Metal Services

Photo

Scott C. Kasal

Photo

Danny Burke [+]

Evening Welding Instructor

Experience:
  • 7 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  •  Welding
Education:
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School
  • Ranken Technical School
  • Associate in Automotive Technology
  • Flo Valley Community Collage

Present employer: Charles Jarrell
Position: Foreman

Photo

Aron C. Garcia [+]

Evening Computer Aided DraftingInstructor

Experience:
  • 8 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  • AutoCad
  • Welding
  • Layout
Education:
  • Ritenour General
  • St. Louis Tech
  • Drafting Design

Present employer: Caldwell Mechanical
Position: Commercial and Industrial Installation

Careers/Interests
  • Sewing machine mechanic
Photo

Cliff D. Garrison II [+]

Evening HVAC Service Instructor

Experience:
  • 15 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Service
  • Electrical Controls
  • Refrigeration
  • Radiant Heat
  • Heat Pumps
Education:
  • Hazelwood East High School
  • North County Tech.
  • JATC 36
  • International Training Institute
  • NATE/ICE certified

Present employer: Welsch Heating and Cooling
Position: Add on/Replacement Department

Photo

Thomas Walsh

Photo

Tracy Hykes

Photo

Raymon Brison

Photo

James T. Johnson

Photo

Ronald G. Kimble [+]

Night Instructor

Experience:
  • Sheet Metal Worker 17 years
Areas of Expertise:
  • 30 OSHA Outreach Trainer
  • Mechanical Codes and Licenses
  • Sheet Metal Installations
Education:
  • Hazelwood Central High School
  • Sheet Metal Apprentice Training School
  • SGT. United States Marine Corps
  • International Training Institute
  • OSHA Certified Trainer

Present employer: Caldwell Mechanical
Position: Field Foreman

Photo

Daniel O’Brien [+]

Evening Architectural Instructor

Experience:
  • 6yrs
Areas of Expertise:
  • Architectural
  • Industrial Fabrication and Installation
  • Welding
Education:
  • Atherton High School
  • JATC 36
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • Physics
Careers/Interests
  • Motorcycle Road Racing, Trackday instructor,
  • Past president/current board member M.C.R.A Midwest Cafe Racing Association

Present employer: Kuentz Htg. and Sheet Metal

Photo

Gerard J. Pfeffer [+]

Evening Welding Instructor

Experience:
  • 18 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Welding
Education:
  • Riverview High School
  • North County Tech
  • Welding
  • JATC 36
  • International Training Institute

Present employer: Peters-Eichler Mechanical
Position: SMGF

Photo

Robert Jackson

Photo

Larry S. Sneed [+]

Evening Computer Aided Drafting Instructor

Experience:
  • 27 yrs.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Auto-Cad
  • Cad-duct
  • Shop Fabrication

Present employer: Murphy Company
Position: Sheet Metal Project Coordinator

Photo

Eric Tamminga [+]

Evening Architectural /Calculator Layout

Experience:
  • 19 yrs
Areas of Expertise:
  • Architectural
  • Layout
Education:
  • Mehlville High School
  • JATC 36
  • St. Louis Community College
  • International Training Institute

Present employer: Hyde Sheet Metal
Position: Foreman

Photo

Larry D. Bade

Photo

Kevin M. Starnes

Photo

Richard O. Biebel

Photo

Ryan Long

Photo

Glen A. Armburster

Photo

Jack D. Baughman Jr.

Photo

David Davis

Photo

Harrison Bourda