Charles has been welding and doing metal fabrication most of his adult life and understands what it takes to become a professional welder. He has started and managed a wood working business as well as a welding and metal fabrication business in the past. After a few year of wood working he retooled the shop for welding and metal fabrication, he has built everything from bar stool racers, custom motorcycles and custom muscle cars. With the completion of a welding tech program in 2011 Charles has a better and clear understanding of what it takes to become a successful welder in the skilled trades field. In the beginning Charles will be the instructor for the class. We will also be hiring two additional instructors to teach and guide the student to graduation. With the welding knowledge and seeing first hand some of the welders out there today, Charles is starting this tech school to produce better welders for the future and help our returning military veterans with limited financial opportunity.
Kimberly Ianita, through her work as a Realtor and vast experience in the services industry, she is highly experienced in customer service and possesses exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Kimberly's experience includes office management and administrator for a construction company where her responsibilities included human resources, hiring employees and budget management among others. Kimberly has also served in accounts payable, receivable and payroll for a car dealership and recycling facility. Being highly organized, self motivated and proficient with computers, this experience has allowed Kimberly to utilize her attention to detail and time management skills. She also possesses honesty, integrity and reliability as well as persistence. Her recent experience in the health care industry has afforded the opportunity to exercise her skills in time management, attention to detail and accuracy and knows the importance of team work. With an AAS of applied science she knows what dedication and hard work means.
We are very happy to have Kevin on the Heavy Metal Welding Tech team. Kevin has a vast amount of experience as a process mechanical and chemical engineer. His managerial attributes will aid us in solving problems and help us in decision-making as the foundation moves forward. He is LEAN Six Sigma certified therefore knows the meaning of team work and continuous improvement through optimizing processes which will Help HMWT to focus on continuous growth and improvement.
We are excited to welcome Teni Anau to the Heavy Metal Welding Tech team. Teni has extensive experience in electro- mechanical technologies. His experience has afforded him skills for improving products and processes by focusing on problem solving and quality. His team leadership experience has given him excellent communication skills as well as coaching and motivational abilities. Teni has received OSHA safety training as well as being proficient in reading blueprints and schematics. Having lost his wife in 2019 due to cancer, he is now a single father of 6 children and is always willing to help others.