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 learning experience.

Those have included 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.

Todd Spangler

Vice-President/Director of Admissions

Todd is a 1998 graduate of the Missouri Welding Institute.  He currently resides in Stockton where he enjoys hunting and fishing the Missouri Ozarks.

A ten year veteran of the field, Todd has worked as a certified pipe welder on nuclear generating stations, chemical plants, paper mills, tire plants, ethanol plants, gas fired power plants, alcohol plants, and food grade plants

Todd attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln Nebraska where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Special Welding Applications. Todd has also had specialized training in Chicago Illinois on Dimetrics Gold Track Orbital Welders. Todd’s vast field experience and specialized training should assist you greatly in making your decision to choose the welding field as your career.

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 pipe fitter. Zach has certified on carbon steel, stainless steel, 9% chrome, and Inconnel. Zach is highly proficient with the four major welding processes which include: GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW.

Jon McDowell

Instructor

 

Jon graduated Missouri Welding Institute in 2010 and has since worked shut downs, 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) Jon 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 Chad 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 had over 45 years’ experience in field construction and manufacturing. Twenty-two 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 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 pipe fitter 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 field, 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  a 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.

Zach Wheeler

Instructor

Since graduating from MWI in 2009 Zack has worked on steel mills, paper mills, refineries, refrigeration piping, live ammonia lines, hot tie-ins on natural gas lines, food grade stainless plants, government certified aluminum TIG/MIG, cross country natural gas and oil pipelines as well as numerous rig welding jobs.
Zach  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.
Mr. wheeler has worked shutdowns, new construction, add-ons, fabrication and tie ins.  He has vast experience with all four major welding processes and over 5 years over the road welding experience.  In addition he has owned and operated his own mobile welding service

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 back ground 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, monel 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 vessel and stainless steel sheet metal fabrication shops. Matt has certified with both American Welding Society (AWS D1.1 Structural Welding code) and 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 pipe fitter, 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 through out 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.

 

Will Carneal

 

Instructor

 

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Jerad Hembree

Admissions Representative

 

 

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 has certified with and has experience with all 4 major welding processed on both plate and pipe. He has experience in the field working as a pipe welder, pipe fitter, foreman and welding inspector. Jerad is currently in the process of acquiring the AWS/CWI.

Rylan Resco

Admissions Representative

 

Rylan is a 2012 graduate of Missouri Welding Institute, and has field experience working on water towers, expansions and new construction related to ethanol plants, coal fired power plants, chemical plants as well as fabrication shops.  Rylan has extensive experience with all four major welding processes which include: MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux Core. Rylan 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.

Rylan is a top notch recruiter and a true asset to the MWI team and will assist you with your choice to attend school in any way possible.  Rylan lives on his family farm in Moran Kansas with his wife and three children.

Caleb Wickham

Admissions Representative

 

 

Caleb attended Missouri Welding Institute in 2012. After graduating school, he went straight to work at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant. He also traveled across the country working in bio fuel plants, refineries, and some new construction. Caleb has extensive experience with all four major welding processes which include: MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux Core. Caleb 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. Caleb started working for us as an outside recruiter, but now he helps out in the office as an Admissions Representative. In his off time, he spends time at home on the farm where he and his brother run approximately 200 head of cattle and build pipe fence.

Wes Winchell

Outside Recruiter

 

Since graduating from MWI in 2001, Wes has worked and welded on shutdowns, expansions and new construction in ethanol plants, bio diesel 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.

Dylan Wickham

Outside Recruiter

 

 

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Austin Robbins

Outside Recruiter

 

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Taylor Claflin

Accounting/Executive Assistant

 

 

Taylor currently resides in Sheldon with her husband Cody, and two young sons Cade and Cameron. She moved to the area in 2013 after attending Oklahoma State University, majoring in Agribusiness. Taylor has been with the Missouri Welding Institute since May of 2017. She has previous work experience in office management, accounting, and customer service. Here, Taylor does accounts payable/receivable and works directly under Brian Hollands, the Owner of the School. She will go over the financial details of school with you and is willing to assist both students and parents with any and all financial questions.

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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