Meet The Team

Clint Parker

President/Director of  Training

Clint graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in May of 1997. Since graduating, Clint has worked on several different jobs that have given him a versatile background. He's worked at nuclear power plants, coal power plants, paper mills, refineries, and food-grade plants. Clint has certified to both AWS – American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Clint has extensive experience in the following processes on pipe and plate: MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. In addition, Clint is also certified in all positions with the above-mentioned codes. Clint also has the ability to read and interpret isometric and orthographic blueprints, layout, and assembly.

Jerad Hembree

Vice-President/Director of Admissions

Jerad is a 2003 graduate of MWI and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Missouri State University as well as an Associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technology. Jerad is certified in and has experience with all 4 major weldings processed on both plate and pipe. He has experience in the field working as a pipe welder, pipefitter, foreman, and welding inspector. Jerad is currently in the process of acquiring the AWS/CWI.

Anthony Ammerman

Director of  Training Assistant

Anthony graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in August of 2008 and has since worked new construction, shutdowns, add-ons, as well as shop and manufacturing. Some of the places he has worked include coal-fired power plants, natural gas-fired power plants, and nuclear enrichment facilities.

Anthony has extensive experience with all four major welding processes (MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux Core) and is also certified to both AWS – American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. He has certified to weld on various alloys which include carbon steel, stainless steel, 9% chrome, aluminum, and Inconel. Sometime in the future, Anthony hopes to obtain his American Welding Society “Certified Welding Inspector” national inspection certification.

Zach Nance

Assistant Director of  Training/Safety Coordinator

Zach graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in the fall of 1998. Since graduating Zach has worked shutdowns, new construction, and expansions in oil and gas refineries, natural gas plants, coal mines, chemical plants, oil fields, ethanol plants, and fabrication shops.

Zach has worked as a certified combination welder, combination rig welder, and pipefitter. He is certified on carbon steel, stainless steel, 9% chrome, and Inconel, and is highly proficient with the four major welding processes which include: GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW.

Jon McDowell

Instructor

 

Jon graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in 2010 and has since worked shutdowns, new construction and expansions, oil fields, power plants, pipelines, and fabrication shops. Jon has extensive experience with all four major welding processes (GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW) and is also certified to both AWS- American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding code and ASME- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure vessel code. Jon also has the ability to read isometric blueprints, orthographic blueprints, perform layout and assembly as well as possessing a strong work ethic. Jon holds an American Welding Society “Certified Welding Inspector” national inspection certification.

Chad Chargill

Instructor

Chad graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in August of 2002. After graduating he has worked on coal-fired power plants, fuel-fired power plants, food processing plants, as well as shop and manufacturing. Chad also has his own portable welding service and has worked on projects consisting of new construction, shutdowns, and expansions.

Chad has extensive experience with all four major welding processes which include: MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. Chad is also certified to both AWS-American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Thomas E. Hollands

Founder

Mr. Hollands has over 45 years of experience in the field of construction and manufacturing. 22 years were directly associated with welder training, classroom instruction, practical hands-on welding, and fitting instruction. He has also worked as a job placement director, welding consultant, and manger of a welder qualification testing laboratory. He has worked overseas on two projects in Africa, one in Mozambique and the other in Zimbabwe. He has taught over 12,000 hours of hands-on welding, classroom, seminars, practical fitting, and contract training, along with international welder training in Africa.

Brian Hollands

Owner

Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a 3.0 GPA from the University of Kansas. He graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a 3.48 GPA in the top 25% of his graduating class of 700 students. He graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in October of 1995 and has worked as a welding instructor for nine years and has worked as Director of Training and Chief Welding Instructor for five of those years. Brian has taught over 16,000 hours of classroom and hands-on welding training and has helped to further Missouri Welding Institute’s curriculum in both the shop as well as the classroom. Brian is in charge of the placement department and has also worked in the admissions and marketing departments for MWI.

Brian holds an American Welding Society “Certified Welding Inspector” national inspection certification, and is currently studying to test for Levels I and II Society for Nondestructive Testing “Technician Certifications” in Visual Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Dye Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, and Radiographic Testing. He has certified to both AWS-American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Brian has certified with and has experience in all 4 major welding processes on both plate and pipe. Brian has field experience on refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, steel mills, and fossil fuel plants as a combination pipe welder and fitter. Brian is currently a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The American Welding Society, The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, The American Society Testing and Materials, and The American Society for Metals.

Kaleb Rook

 

Instructor

 

Kaleb graduated MWI in March 2006, after graduating he started out his career as a combination welder and pipefitter doing refinery shutdowns all over the country. Kaleb then put together a rig truck and started doing rig work on power plants, refineries, ethanol plants, food-grade plants, oil fields, natural gas pipelines, etc. He has an extensive background in supervision overseeing pipe crews, ECN work, and NDT testing crews. Kaleb is certified to AWS D1.1- American Welding Society (structural welding code) as well as ASME Section IX- American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( boiler and pressure vessel code). Mr. Rook has extensive experience with all four major welding processes, MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. He is certified to weld on carbon steel, stainless steel, 9% chrome, Inconel, and other exotic materials. Kaleb’s career has allowed him to go all over the country and gain a vast knowledge of the construction industry. He currently lives in Lamar Missouri now where he operates his family farm with his daughter.

Ryan Larsen

Instructor

Ryan is a 2000 graduate of Missouri Welding Institute, and since graduating he has worked on several jobs that gave him professional experience in a variety of areas that have shaped him into a well-rounded craftsman and instructor.

Mr. Larsen has worked on chemical plants, food processing plants, boilers and steam generating systems, ammonia refrigeration systems, portable custom welding ships, industrial electrical, custom racecars, and automotive fabrication.

Ryan has also certified to both AWS- American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding code and ASME- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure vessel code.  Ryan has years of welding experience with the four major welding processes (TIG, Stick, MIG and Flux Core) on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Jerimiah Heiserman

 

Instructor

 

Jeremiah Heiserman graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in 2015, and since graduating has worked on bio-diesel plants, hot-rolled metal plants, as well as shop and manufacturing jobs. Jeremiah also owns and operates his own mobile welding service. Jeremiah has extensive experience with all four major welding processes which include: MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. Jeremiah is also certified to both AWS- American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding code and ASME- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure vessel code. Mr. Heiserman has certified to weld on various alloys which include carbon steel, stainless steel, chrome mag, aluminum, and Inconel.

Will Carneal

 

Instructor

 

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Steve Jones

 

Instructor

 

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Dave Foreman

Instructor

Dave graduated in October 2000 and started working shutdowns and turnarounds all around the country. Lately, he's been running a rig truck in oilfield related industries including Natural Gas Plants, Booster Stations, and Refineries. He has a background supervising Pipefitter and Welder crews. Dave is certified to AWS D1.1-American Welding Society (structural welding code) as well as ASME Section IX- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (boiler and pressure vessel code). He has experience in all major welding processes. SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW and has certified on carbon, stainless steel, and other various alloys and welded them in all positions.

Matt Servos

 

Instructor

 

Matt graduated Missouri Welding Institute in 1999. After graduation, Matt has welded on a variety of both field construction sites as well as fabrication shops which include: ethanol plants, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, steel mills, nuclear power plants, pressure vessels, and stainless steel sheet metal fabrication shops. Matt has certified with both the American Welding Society (AWS D1.1 Structural Welding code) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code) in all positions on numerous different materials using the four major welding processes SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW. Matt has also spent time on several projects through the years as a pipefitter, pipe foreman, pipe general foreman, and pipe superintendent. Matt holds the American Welding Society’s Certified Welding Inspector certification and has spent several years working in the field as both a Welding Inspector and Quality Manager. During these years Matt has learned an extensive amount of knowledge about different code requirements, specifications, welding procedure qualification, welder performance qualification, NDE testing requirements and procedures, welding inspection, and acceptance requirements.

Sawyer Spaay

 

Instructor

 

Sawyer graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in 2013.  Since then he has traveled around the country welding in steel mills, glass mills, nuclear power plants, and coal gas plants.  He also has training in orbital welding where he was sent throughout the world making specialty welds.

Sawyer is certified through AWS D1.1, ASME Section IX, API 1104, ASME B31.5, and is also certified on numerous grades of stainless steel, carbon steel, Inconel, Hastelloy, duplex, super duplex, 6061 aluminum alloy, 4043 aluminum alloy, and copper-nickel.

 

Wes Winchell

Admissions Representative

 

Since graduating from MWI in 2001, Wes has worked and welded on shutdowns, expansions, and new construction in ethanol plants, biodiesel plants, chemical, natural gas food grade as well a fabrication. Wes has also worked as a fitter as well as a foreman for 5 years for Multi-Craft contractors.
Wes has extensive experience with all four major welding processes which include: MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. Wes is also certified to both AWS-American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Montana Hembree

Admissions Representative

 

 

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Austin Robbins

Outside Recruiter

 

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Natasha Carney

Director's Assistant

 

 

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Megan Mason

Secretary

 

 

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Jason Hinds

Head of Maintenance

 

 

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Lacy Stump

Social Media Assistant

 

 

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Office Hours:

Mon-Thur  8:00am-4:30pm

Friday  8:00am-3:00pm

Location:

PO Box 445

3300 N. Industrial Parkway

Nevada, MO 64772

 

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