Instructors

Michael Barnett, Carpentry:

A member of local 200 and a 40 year member of the UBC, Michael is a former superintendant and steward. Michael specializes in interior systems and concrete formwork. Michael has earned certifications in OSHA 500, Concrete Formwork and Insulated Concrete Forms, Interior Systems Layout, Acoustical Ceilings, Commercial Door Hardware, Construction Math, as well as Scaffolding, Aerial Lift and Powered Industrial Truck.

Heath Bowman, Carpentry:

Heath is a member of Carpenters Local 285. He has 20 years of experience in the field, on union jobsites ranging from concrete formwork, site layout, wood framing, heavy-gauge steel framing, interior systems and finish work. In 2016, Heath became a Carpentry Instructor at the Richfield Campus and shares his passion for craftsmanship in ICRA, Bloodborne Pathogens, jobsite safety, CPR/First Aid, aerial lifts, scaffolding, interior systems, site layout, concrete, and wood framing.

Clark Cain, Carpentry:

Clark has been a member of the UBC for 21 years. He has worked as a field Foreman for 14 years with local contractors GQ, OCP, and Competitive Interiors. Clark started as an Instructor at the Richfield Campus in January 2017.

“I am very excited to use the knowledge that I have gained from working with these contractors and working in the field to encourage and train others who want to pursue a career in carpentry.”

Joseph Horrigan, Millwright:

A member of Local 1871 and a 27 year member of the UBC, Horrigan has work experience as a Millwright working in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants, automotive plants and steel mills. He also has work experience as a Piledriver. His teaching qualifications include Welding, Turbines, Pumps, Conveyors, Optics, Alignments ,Safety ,First Aid and CPR, Industrial Trucks and Aerial Lift.

Cory Hudson, Carpentry:

Cory is a member of Carpenters Local 285. As of 2017, Cory has 14 years of service in the Carpenters Union and has been an instructor since 2012. While serving his apprenticeship, Cory worked for GQ and OCP Contractors. After completion of the apprenticeship, he continued to work as a Journeyman Carpenter and field Foreman for OCP, on tasks ranging from structural framing to finish work. Cory’s certifications include OSHA 500, Bloodborne Pathogens, ICRA, CPR/ First Aid, Armstrong Ceiling Installer, and aerial lift and fall protection. He has taught Instructor-level courses and is also a member of the Interior Systems Curriculum Development Committee, at the UBC’s International Training Center. Cory is also a U.S. Army Veteran.

K. Guy Kappele, Flooring Instructor:

K. Guy Kappele is a member of Local 373 and a 19-year UBC member. He completed the four-year apprenticeship program through the Ohio Carpenters Apprenticeship Program, and worked for one of the area’s largest flooring companies for his entire career. He worked as an installer for 11 years, then became a working foreman for the last 8 years. His certifications include: Resilient INSTALL Certified, NORA Rubber certified installer, Forbo Associate mechanic, and PROTECT-ALL certified installer.

David Knight, Carpentry:

As a member of Carpenters Local 435, David has worked as a Foreman and a union-trained Steward on projects ranging from fine finish work, wood framing and interior systems. David became a Carpentry Instructor at the Richfield Campus in January 2017 and shares his skills and experience in ICRA, Bloodborne Pathogens, CPR/First Aid, aerial lifts, jobsite safety, scaffolding, interior systems, wood framing, solid surfaces, and interior finish.

Ted Lauer, Carpentry:

A member of Carpenter local 356 and a 16 year member of the UBC, Ted is a part time journeyman skills advancement instructor. Teds certifications include OSHA training, First Aid, CPR and Scaffolding.

Jeff Moore, Flooring:

A member of Local 351, and a 24-year UBC member, Jeff is a veteran floorlayer with experience in all areas of the floorcovering trade. Jeff has been an instructor for 10+ yrs. His certifications include: INSTALL, Armstrong, Forbo Master Mechanic, Mohawk, NWFA and Shaw.

Antonio Midlam, Millwright & Welding:

A member of local 1066, UBC member since 1977 and a Instructor for the Southwest Training Center since 2008. Antonio (Tony) brought a wealth of past work and training experiences as a Millwright and has worked hard to obtain additional credentials as a Millwright/Welding Instructor. Tony’s certifications include Millwright Safety, OSHA 500, First Aid/CPR, Welding Instructor Train the Trainer, Aerial Lift, Powered Industrial Truck, Rigging/Signaling, AWS — Certified Welding Inspector, Machinery Alignment, Confined Space Instructor, Gas and Steam Turbine and Hytorc Bolting Technician.

James Robbins, Flooring:

A member of Local 136, James has been a Union Floor layer for over 10 years. He is INSTALL Carpet and Resilient Certified and has taken the Train the Trainer to provide other floor layers this opportunity.

David Schultz, Millwright:

A member of Millwright Local 1090, David has been an instructor since 2013. He possesses three associates’ degrees in Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Maintenance and Machining and Metal working. David is also a holder of a Tool and Die Journeyman’s’ Card. His certifications include: Powered Industrial Truck, Aerial Lift, First Aid/ CPR, OSHA 500, Rigging and Signaling, GE Gas Turbine Familiarization, Hytorc Bolting.

Douglas Sherritt, Carpentry:

A member of Carpenters local 136 and a Instructor for the Southwest Ohio Training Center for the more than 10 years. Doug’s background is in residential framing, concrete, and commercial construction. His certifications include: Solid surface, Total Station, Scaffold, Pile Driving, Insulated Concrete Forms, Rigging/Signaling, Powered Industrial Truck, Aerial Lift, OSHA 500 & 502, First aid/CPR and more. Doug is a well rounded Instructor and is often asked to Instruct at the Carpenters International Training Center.

Todd Weinbrecht, Millwright:

A member of Millwright local 1241 and a 22 year member of the UBC, Todd is a skilled Millwright with experience as a foreman and superintendant. His specialties include optics, layout and welding. His certifications include OSHA 500, Powered Industrial Truck, Scaffolding, First Aid, CPR, AED, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Human Performance, Precision Optical Alignment, Rigging and Signaling, GE Familiarization and Hytorc.

Matthew Zampino, Carpentry:

Matt is a member of Carpenters Local 435 and a 24-year member of the UBC. As an Instructor at the Richfield Campus, he shares his background in both residential and commercial carpentry, site layout, and print reading. Matt’s Instructor certifications include OSHA 500, Bloodborne Pathogens, ICRA, CPR/ First Aid, scaffold erector, rigging, aerial lift and fall protection.

Memo From the Job Site
Irene (Rocky) H.
Carpenter

A graduate of the apprenticeship program and a carpenter for nearly 20 years, Irene made the move from a career in social work to carpentry at a time in her life when she was looking for a more fulfilling job experience.

“The apprenticeship program offers a whole spectrum of experiences from rough framing and safety to stair building and finish carpentry. It helped provide me with an education in materials and applications to prepare me for a career in the commercial construction industry.

Being in the union, and having my on-the-job experiences helped me take on leadership roles. I’ve taught courses in a pre-apprenticeship program, and have even done some teaching in the carpenters’ apprenticeship program.

I now have a skill I can use. Once you have that skill, no one can take that away from you.”