Diesel & Power Generation

Jeremy Bell
Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology

Jeremy Bell

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Education:

  • 2006-2008 - Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 1999-2001 - Toolmaking Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 1999-2001 - Machinist General Certificate, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Awards

  • 2008 - Ewing W. Muesler Award

Related Experience

  • 2010-2018 - Patterson UTI Drilling, Formerly Nomac Drilling Senior Maintenance Technician
  • 2015-2016 - Cleveland Brothers CAT Tech 3
  • 2008-2010 - Alban Engine power Systems Marine Diesel Technician

Brad R. Conklin
Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology

Brad R. Conklin

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Education:

  • A.A.S. (DD), Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Trade Competency, Diesel Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Certification & Licenses:

  • Mack Certified Technician
  • Freightliner Certified Technician
  • Detroit Diesel Certified Technician
  • MACS 609 Refrigeration Certification
  • EPA 608 Refrigeration Certification
  • Class 7 Inspection License
  • ASE Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Factory Certified Carrier Transicold Truck/Trailer Technician
  • Class A CDL

Work Experience:

  • 17 years experience within Diesel Industry

William P. Kilcoyne Jr.
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

William P. Kilcoyne, Jr.

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Education:

  • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Certificate, The Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Experience:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology - Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology - Coordinator, Caterpillar Emphasis Program

Certification & Licenses:

  • Caterpillar Marine PAR Certified
  • ASE - Certified Truck Technician
  • Pennsylvania State Class A Inspection
  • Pennsylvania State CDL
  • Train-the Trainer Aerial Work Platform and Telehandler
  • Train-the-Trainer Instructor for Class I, IV, V, and VII Forklifts

John Motto
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

John Motto

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Education:

  • 2018 - Bachelors Business Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2011 - Associates in Applied Sciences, Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2009 - High School Diploma, Hazleton Area Career Center

Teaching Experience

  • 2018 - Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology, Pennsylvania College Of Technology
  • 2016-2018 - Adjunct Instructor- DSM 210 Basic Electricity, Pennsylvania College Of Technology

Related Experience

  • 2017-2018 - Service Manager, Penn Power Group
  • 2014-2017 - Off-Highway Technician, Penn Power Group
  • 2013-2014 - Shop Foreman, Five Star International
  • 2012-2013 - Diesel Technician, Cummins Power Systems

Memberships

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Mark Sones
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Mark Sone

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Education:

  • Certificate, Diesel Mechanics, Williamsport Area Community College

Certifications/Licenses

  • 2008 – MACS 608 / 609 certification
  • 2008-2011 – Eaton Hybrid Drive Systems certification
  • 2001 – Allison Medium and Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission Product Trainer
  • 2001-2011 – Annual Eaton Automated Products Certification
  • 1998 – Pennsylvania State Inspection Training Certification
  • 1997 – ASE Master Truck Technician Certification and CDL
  • 1994 – Trade Competency – Penn State University – Diesel Technology
  • 1992 - Trade Competency – Penn State University – Outdoor Power Equipment
  • 1987 – Pennsylvania State Inspection License

Work Experience

  • 1992 – present, Pennsylvania College Of Technology
  • 1998 – present, Volvo Powertrain / Mack Trucks of America Hagerstown, Maryland

Heavy Construction Equipment

Ryan Peck
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Ryan Peck

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Education:

  • A.A.S., Heavy Equipment Operator, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification & Licenses:

  • Commercial Drivers License – Class A
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Trainer Certification – Class Seven

Work Experience:

  • 3 years as diesel lab assistant and part-time faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 8 years experience within the heavy equipment industry, both operations and management

Joseph C. Straw
Assistant Professor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Joseph C. Straw

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Joseph Straw has been associated with the heavy equipment industry since 1979. On completing his initial studies in the Heavy Equipment program at Williamsport Area Community College, he immediately went to work for a multi-line Construction Equipment distributor in Northeastern PA.

In 1983 Straw returned to college to earn an engineering degree.

In 1988 Straw joined a British based manufacturer of construction equipment serving in several positions during his twelve year tenure there.

Straw joined Penn College as an adjunct instructor in the Fall 2002 and became a full-time member of the faculty in the Fall of 2003.

Education:

  • M.S., Education, Wilkes University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • A.E., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Certificate, Service and Operation of Heavy Equipment, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, Heavy Equipment, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Claude Witts
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Claude Witts

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Education:

  • B.S., Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S., Diesel Engine Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification/Licenses:

  • ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Electronic Engines
  • Caterpillar Electronic Engines
  • Caterpillar Mechanical Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar Electronic Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar 3116 Mechanical Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar 3126 HEUI Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar Tier 4 Emissions
  • Electronic System Parameters
  • Diesel Engine Advanced Diagnostics
  • Class Seven Inspection License
  • Class A Commercial Drivers License
  • NAFTC Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

Work Experience:

  • United States Marine Corp
  • 10 years experience within the diesel engine and equipment industry as an Owner/Operator, International Truck Technician, Fleet Technician, Product Support Sales professional

Chris S. Weaver
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Chris S. Weaver

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Education:

  • B.S., Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. , Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Certificate, Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification/Licenses:

 

  • Train-the Trainer Aerial Work Platform and Telehandler
  • Train-the-Trainer Instructor for Class I, IV, V, and VII Forklifts
  • Commercial Drivers License – Class A
  • State Inspection License – Class 3
  • Mobile Air Condition Society
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Equipment Technician
  • Master Elite Technician, Isuzu Trucks
  • Automotive Service Excellence Advanced Level Specialist
  • Trade Competency, Diesel, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Mobile A/C Boot Camp
  • Caterpillar Tier 4 Emissions

Work Experience:

  • 13 years experience within the diesel engine and heavy equipment industry.

William Bashista, Jr.
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Bill Bashista<

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Work History:

Over 30 years of experience within the diesel engine and heavy equipment industry.

Professional Certificates & Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania State Class A Inspection License
  • Pennsylvania State CDL
  • Certech Master Technician – Hyster Corporation

Forestry

G. Andrew Bartholomay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Forestry

G. Andrew Bartholomay

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Education:

  • Ph.D., Penn State University
  • M.S., University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., SUNY/College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • A.A.S., Paul Smith’s College

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Northeastern Loggers Association (NELA)
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator (PA Department of Agriculture)

Eric Easton
Instructor, Forestry

Eric Easton

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Education:

  • M.S., Forest Management from SUNY/College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • B.S., Education (Biology) from Millersville University
  • A.A.S., Forest Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology

Professional Affiliations:

  • Membership in Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Membership in American Tree Farm System

Landscape/Horticulture

Michael A. Dincher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Michael A. Dincher

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Education:

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Bloomsburg University
  • B.S.Ed., Lock Haven University
  • A.A.S., I.S.A. Certificate, The Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Experience:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology: Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Licenses/Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • PDA Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • ICPI International Concrete Paver Institute
  • ASCA American Society of Consulting Arborist
  • PHD Lawn and Tree Environmental Consultant

Carl J. Bower Jr.
Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Carl J. Bower Jr.

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Education:

  • M.S. Ed., Wilkes University
  • B.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. (2), Pennsylvania College of Technology

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Landscape Industry Certified Horticulture Technician
  • PA Certified Horticulturist
  • PA Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicator

Affiliations:

  • PA Landscape and Nursery Association
  • The Conifer Society
  • Augusta Bonsai Club

Justin Shelinski
Faculty, Horticulture

Justin Shelinski

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Education:

  • M.S. Business Administration, Wilkes University
  • B.S. Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. Landscape/Nursery Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Academic Experience:

  • 2019-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Faculty Horticulture
  • 2009-2019, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Substitute instructor & Laboratory assistant

Related Experience

  • 2008-present - Owner/Operator, Shelinski’s landscaping
  • 2002-present - Owner/Operator, Shelinski’s Tree Farm
  • 2008-2010 - Crew leader/designer, Ettinger’s Landscaping and Garden Center
  • 2005 - Crew leader/designer, Slingerland’s Lawn and Landscape

Certifications:

  • Pa. Certified Horticulturalist
  • Certified Segmented Retaining Wall Installer (Residential and commercial)
  • Certified spray technician (Core category 6, 7, 18 and 23)
  • Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) trained
  • FX Luminaire lighting Certified
  • Liberty Stone paver trained
  • Seal-N-Lock Certified
  • Sediment control trained
  • Certified Sit down fork truck operator

Memberships:

  • Pa. Landscape and Nursery Association
  • Pennsylvania Christmas tree grower

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701