Team Leaders

Programmatic Accreditation Team Leaders

The accreditation visiting team consists of two members. One with years of experience as an HVACR instructor, the other with years of experience as a school administrator. They are seasoned professionals that possess the knowledge, training and experience to successfully evaluate every aspect of an HVACR program.


James Crisp, Ph.D.

James Crisp, Ph.D.

Dr. Crisp has been involved in career and technical education at the secondary, post-secondary and state level for over 30 years.

Education

He received his B.S. and Masters’ degree in Trade and Industrial Education at Georgia Southern University and his Ph.D. in Vocational Leadership from Georgia State University.

Work Experience

His teaching experience at the secondary level includes classroom instructor for Construction Trades, Industrial Arts, and Industrial Technology. In addition, Dr. Crisp has administrative experience as an Instructional Coordinator at Heart of Georgia Technical College, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Griffin Technical College and State Coordinator for Educational Programs while employed by the Technical College System of Georgia.


Thomas Tebbe, M.Ed., CMHE

Thomas Tebbe, M.Ed., CMHE

Mr. Tebbe has been involved in the HVACR industry for over forty years.

Education

He received his formal training in HVACR, from the Untied States Air Force and the Jefferson Technical School. He earned his B.S. in Trade and Industrial Education, and Masters' Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from University of Holy Cross and is a Certified Master HVACR Educator.

Work Experience

Mr. Tebbe has served as a technician, contractor, teacher, school director, and regional director over five colleges for the state of Louisiana.


Jay Mullis, M.Ed.

Jay Mullis, M.Ed.

Mr. Mullis has been involved in career and technical education for over 25 years.

Education

He received his AAS in Personnel Administration from the Community College of the Air Force, his B.S. In Human Services from Mercer University and his Masters’ in Education from the University of Georgia.

Work Experience

Mr. Mullis currently works in Career and Technical Education as a college administrator. He began his career teaching aviation related courses. In 2012, he retired from the US Air Force Reserve after serving for 33 years.


Louis Vendrell, M.S. CMHE

Louis Vendrell, M.S. CMHE

Mr. Vendrell has been involved in the HVACR industry and career and technical education for over 20 years.

Education

He has AAS in HVACR from Lincoln Technical Institute, B.S. and Masters’ Degree from Liberty University, and is a Certified Master HVACR Educator.

Work Experience

Mr. Vendrell served as Director of Skilled Trades and Assistant Vice President of Product Development for Lincoln Educational Services.


Steven Allen, M.Ed. LEED AP

Steven Allen, M.Ed. LEED AP

Mr. Allen has over forty years of experience in the HVACR industry.

Education

He has a Masters' Degree in Education with a Certificate in Instructional Technology.

Work Experience

He has worked as a HVACR service technician, instructor, curriculum writer, school director, state director of HVACR apprenticeship, and Director of Sustainable Technology for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices.



Bruce Nelson, M.Ed., CMHE

Bruce Nelson, M.Ed., CMHE

Mr. Nelson has been involved in the HVACR industry for over forty years.

Education

He holds a Masters' degree in Technical Education and is a Certified Master HVACR Educator.

Work Experience

Mr. Nelson served as a field technician (residential, multi-family, commercial), and foreman. After transitioning to the classroom, he served as an HVACR instructor, Department Chair, and state HVACR Chair with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (26 years).



Tom Meyer, DES, CSEM GDP CBCP, QCxp, EBCP

Tom Meyer, DES, CSEM GDP CBCP, QCxp, EBCP

Mr. Meyer has over forty years of experience in the HVACR industry.

Education

He received his formal training in the United States Marine Corp, and Air Force. He has a B.S. in engineering from the Ohio State University.

Work Experience

Mr. Tom Meyer has served as: Director of Technical Programs for the National Environmental Balancing Bureau, President of Praxis Green, Executive Director of the Green Mechanical Council, liaison to the US Green Building Council for the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers.


Lem Palmer, CSME

Lem Palmer, CSME

Mr. Palmer has over forty years of experience in the HVACR industry.

Education

AAS in technical education, and B.S. in education from Western Kentucky University. He is a Certified Subject Matter Educator in HVACR.

Work Experience

Mr. Palmer served as a professor of HVACR at Bowling Green Technical College for fifteen years. He has served on the Kentucky HVAC curriculum committee, curriculum review committee at Bowling Green Technical College, Chairman of the Program Standards for COE (Council on Post-Secondary Education).


Randy Petit, Sr., CMHE

Randy Petit, Sr., CMHE

Mr. Petit has over 45 years of experience in the HVACR industry.

Education

He has a certificate in HVACR from Jefferson Technical College, AAS in Applied Science from Louisiana Technical College, and is a Certified Master HVAC Educator.

Work Experience

He spent twenty-three years in HVACR Education, with the Louisiana Technical College System, having served as an instructor, Program Chair for Technology Programs. Mr. Petit was instrumental in establishing the first successful incumbent worker HVAC training program through Louisiana workforce development and the Department of Labor. He is the co-author of several HVACR text books.


Eugene Silberstein, M.S., B.E.A.P., CMHE

Eugene Silberstein, M.S., B.E.A.P., CMHE

Mr. Silberstein has over 35 years of experience in the HVACR industry.

Education

He holds a Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Science from the State University of New York, and dual Bachelorette degrees. He is a Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE), and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP).

Work Experience

Mr. Silberstein has worked in education at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, having served as an instructor, professor, program coordinator and department chair. He worked as a field technician, system designer, administrator, consultant and is the author/co-author of several text books.