Our ELA Instructors


Derrick Denis

Building Operators
CIAQP, CAC, CIEC
Mr. Denis has been providing professional environmental consulting and industrial hygiene services for over 15 years. Mr. Denis has been Vice President of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) for Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC) for 9 years. Mr. Denis has performed and/or managed over 7,000 IEQ investigations. He has acquired various industryrelevant certifications in addition to a B.S. in Environmental Science. Mr. Denis is an active participant in the IEQ industry: he sat on the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Board of Directors, acts as Director of IAQA Phoenix Chapter, and is a member of the American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmIAQC) National Advisory Board.

Don Happ

Building Operators
Mr. Happ is the owner of D.H. Lighting Solutions, a lighting design and consultation firm for commercial, industrial and public projects. He is Past President and an instructor for the Arizona section, Illuminating Engineering Society, a CEM, certified by the EPA and holds LC certification in lighting

Steve Holmquist

Building Operators
Working for several Fortune 500 companies over the last 37 years, Steve is experienced in every phase of facilities management, construction, maintenance, production systems and system integration projects from planning to completion. Expert level knowledge and proficiency in critical building infrastructure design, construction, manufacturing and operations. Designed and managed construction of data centers, industrial and commercial buildings and the systems that reside within these facilities. Proficiencies include:
Project Administration, Detailed Scheduling, Advanced Control Systems, Estimate & Budget Management, Proposal Development, Risk Management, Contract Development & Negotiations, Contractor Selection, Design Reviews, ICC, NEC & OSHA Standards, Staff Training & Development, Safety Compliance, Building & Equipment Operations, Construction Management, Environmental Compliance, Code Compliance, Critical Infrastructure Development, Space Planning, HVAC Systems/Central Plant, Data Collection Systems, Energy Management, High and Low Voltage Electrical Systems
Steve has instructed secondary education in related fields as adjunct faculty for the last 35 years.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Glendale Community College/Arizona State University
NECA/JATC Apprenticeship, Phoenix, AZ
Electrical Journeyman's certification
L11/C11 Electrical Contractor
RS Means Cost Estimating
Project Management
Business Process Mapping
Member Uptime Institute
BICSI Structured Cabling Certified
Tridium Niagara AX, Siebe Automation Controls
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense for Business (Homeland Security)
Allen-Bradley, Modicon and Schneider Programmable Controls and Systems
Effective Leadership, Covey Institute

Dan Turley

Building Operators
Mr. Turley has over 27 years' experience in the commercial and residential electrical industry and currently works as a maintenance electrician. He has over 12 years of supervisory experience, including over 8 years as a Licensed Arizona electrical contractor, and has overseen large electrical installations. He is a certified Level 1 Thermographer. One of his current projects is to perform Arc Flash Studies on various buildings in the valley and to apply NFPA 70E to promote electrical safety in the work place. His expertise is in Commercial, Residential and Industrial electrical work but he has general knowledge and understanding of plumbing, HVAC, and maintenance procedures. He has long been interested in vocational education, completing a Master of Education degree in Educational Media and Computers. He has written several computer-based training programs. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from ASU.

Ed Weiss

Building Operators
Mr. Weiss has a distinguished background in Power Quality Engineering for the past nineteen years and is a published author, seminar speaker, holds two P.Q. related patents and is currently President of Applied Power Quality Solutions.

Steve Holmquist

Electric
Working for several Fortune 500 companies over the last 37 years, Steve is experienced in every phase of facilities management, construction, maintenance, production systems and system integration projects from planning to completion. Expert level knowledge and proficiency in critical building infrastructure design, construction, manufacturing and operations. Designed and managed construction of data centers, industrial and commercial buildings and the systems that reside within these facilities. Proficiencies include:
Project Administration, Detailed Scheduling, Advanced Control Systems, Estimate & Budget Management, Proposal Development, Risk Management, Contract Development & Negotiations, Contractor Selection, Design Reviews, ICC, NEC & OSHA Standards, Staff Training & Development, Safety Compliance, Building & Equipment Operations, Construction Management, Environmental Compliance, Code Compliance, Critical Infrastructure Development, Space Planning, HVAC Systems/Central Plant, Data Collection Systems, Energy Management, High and Low Voltage Electrical Systems
Steve has instructed secondary education in related fields as adjunct faculty for the last 35 years.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Glendale Community College/Arizona State University
NECA/JATC Apprenticeship, Phoenix, AZ
Electrical Journeyman's certification
L11/C11 Electrical Contractor
RS Means Cost Estimating
Project Management
Business Process Mapping
Member Uptime Institute
BICSI Structured Cabling Certified
Tridium Niagara AX, Siebe Automation Controls
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense for Business (Homeland Security)
Allen-Bradley, Modicon and Schneider Programmable Controls and Systems
Effective Leadership, Covey Institute

Chris "Butch" Owens

Electric
Mr. Owens is currently a Partner and Service Manager for Mech-Line Services LLC and has worked in several capacities for the refrigeration industry for over 24 years. Mech-Line Services is ABB HVAC Drives Manufacturer's Representative in Arizona. Butch holds over 28 Variable Frequency Drives, Motors, Hardware and related Certifications with ABB pertaining to AC Drives and Induction Motors. He is also EPA 40 CFR and Section 609 EPA Certified for refrigerants high and low pressure and is most honored to be part of a development council for ABB HVAC Drives for future products. Butch has taught for the Arizona Heat pump Council since 2011 and is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Electric League of Arizona's Electrical Continuing Education Program done in partnership with GateWay Community College.

Elmer Tepper

Electric
Mr. Tepper entered the electrical field as an electrician and worked in this field for more than fifteen years. After receiving his BSEE degree, he worked in electrical engineering design and project management for a variety of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities.

Dan Turley

Electric
Mr. Turley has over 27 years' experience in the commercial and residential electrical industry and currently works as a maintenance electrician. He has over 12 years of supervisory experience, including over 8 years as a Licensed Arizona electrical contractor, and has overseen large electrical installations. He is a certified Level 1 Thermographer. One of his current projects is to perform Arc Flash Studies on various buildings in the valley and to apply NFPA 70E to promote electrical safety in the work place. His expertise is in Commercial, Residential and Industrial electrical work but he has general knowledge and understanding of plumbing, HVAC, and maintenance procedures. He has long been interested in vocational education, completing a Master of Education degree in Educational Media and Computers. He has written several computer-based training programs. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from ASU.

Chris "Butch" Owens

Facility Maintenance
Mr. Owens is currently a Partner and Service Manager for Mech-Line Services LLC and has worked in several capacities for the refrigeration industry for over 24 years. Mech-Line Services is ABB HVAC Drives Manufacturer's Representative in Arizona. Butch holds over 28 Variable Frequency Drives, Motors, Hardware and related Certifications with ABB pertaining to AC Drives and Induction Motors. He is also EPA 40 CFR and Section 609 EPA Certified for refrigerants high and low pressure and is most honored to be part of a development council for ABB HVAC Drives for future products. Butch has taught for the Arizona Heat pump Council since 2011 and is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Electric League of Arizona's Electrical Continuing Education Program done in partnership with GateWay Community College.

Vic Pietkiewicz

Facility Maintenance
Mr. Pietkiewicz has over 45 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is the Owner of Dove Valley Services, LLC a consultant to the construction industry. Previously he owned his own air-conditioning company. Many of his years included creating training programs for mechanical and electrical engineers, managers, estimators, construction workers, and technicians. He has given seminars for the Air Conditioning Contractors Association, written procedures manuals and training programs for a mechanical-electrical design build contractor in Saudi Arabia, and for a nationally ranked mechanical contractor here in Arizona. He has taught a wide variety of people at various levels of accomplishment. His expertise includes a broad knowledge of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Automation & Control Systems, Plumbing, Geothermal and Solar Systems. He personally managed the installation of the largest Geothermal HVAC System in Arizona while Vice President of a large local mechanical contractor. In addition to holding a technical school certificate in AC Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology (HVAC) he holds three AZ Registrar of Contractors licenses and a Federal EPA license.

Dan Turley

Facility Maintenance
Mr. Turley has over 27 years' experience in the commercial and residential electrical industry and currently works as a maintenance electrician. He has over 12 years of supervisory experience, including over 8 years as a Licensed Arizona electrical contractor, and has overseen large electrical installations. He is a certified Level 1 Thermographer. One of his current projects is to perform Arc Flash Studies on various buildings in the valley and to apply NFPA 70E to promote electrical safety in the work place. His expertise is in Commercial, Residential and Industrial electrical work but he has general knowledge and understanding of plumbing, HVAC, and maintenance procedures. He has long been interested in vocational education, completing a Master of Education degree in Educational Media and Computers. He has written several computer-based training programs. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from ASU.