by Patty Leiser
It is my honor to introduce Scott Oakley. His arms aren’t really six feet long, but the sleeves on his shirt had to be extended to hold all his credentials. He is one of the finest HVACR educators in this country and we are fortunate that he has chosen to join the HVACRedu.net team. He is now sharing his wisdom and expertise with our students. Here is what Scott tells us about himself:
“My start in the HVACR industry was the same as yours is now. I attended Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated in 1976. A technical education is crucial to your success. Through the years, I have been involved in every single facet of the industry from Technician, Contractor, Facilities, Sales, Business Owner and Instructor.
After I graduated from UTI, I immediately went to work in the commercial refrigeration service field. Within a few years, I moved on to become the Service Manager of a large commercial air conditioning company in the Arizona area. Ambition soon called, after 8 years, to business ownership and I moved to California. This firm was specialized in the air conditioning new construction and service business which was located throughout the state of California.
I have been involved in small companies as a single service technician, and others with up to 150 employees. Over the past recent years I have been working as both a face-to-face and online blended HVACR Instructor. Another of my professional accomplishments is that I am the author of “Commercial Ice Machines Only”.
I am a firm believer in the evidence of credentialing and certification because they show the world that you can do the task and that you understand the science and purpose of the task.
Through HVAC Excellence I hold the Certified Master Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educator (CMHE) which encompasses the following certifications: Technical, Heat Pump, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Light Commercial Air Conditioning, Electric Heat, and Commercial Refrigeration.
I am also NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified in Heat Pump and Air Conditioning Service and installation.
I have been a state licensed (now retired) Air Conditioning Contractor, Commercial Refrigeration Contractor and General Building Contractor.
The world is rapidly changing and requires that technicians understand system automation and precision service knowledge. I am here at HVACRedu.net to help you achieve the goal of confidently working in this industry.”
Please join us in welcoming Scott! He can be reached at email@example.com.