Meet Our Instructors

Industrial Refrigeration Technical College instructors are highly experienced in industrial refrigeration (ammonia & cascade systems), controls engineering, systems integration, as well as OSHA PSM programs. IRTC staff are certified Hazmat technicians and RETA CARO and/or CIRO certified. If you have an interest in joining our team, please check out our available positions or send us a message on Refrigeration Recruiting Services, Inc.


Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

Ken has 34 years of experience in the industrial ammonia refrigeration field and 32 years of training experience. He has worked on the manufacturing, service, contracting, and engineering aspects of the industry. He is a member of RETA and has given presentations at the IIAR. He is currently involved in system design and PSM/RMP program development.

Hazmat Technician
RETA CARO Certification


Zachary Clasbey

Zachary Clasbey

Zach comes to IRTC as a young mechanical engineer specializing in design.  With more than 3 years of experience in overall system design, equipment selection, 3D modeling, and shop quality control, he has overseen the realization of multiple large-scale industrial refrigeration projects from conception to start-up.  After construction, he has also performed preventative maintenance through vibration analysis of critical compressors, non-destructive testing of refrigeration piping using ultrasound, and 5-year mechanical integrity inspections.

Engineer-in-Training, Licensed
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Category II Vibration Analyst
Hazmat Technician
RETA CARO Certification


Randell Williams

Randell Williams

Randell is a process safety and environmental program manager with over 23 years of experience directing the development and implementation of OSHA PSM programs and safe work procedures. Randell has been involved in over 50 PSM programs for industrial refrigeration systems. His skillset as an experienced refrigeration professional include customer service, program development, and regulation data management. Profitability and efficiency are the direct result of his contributions to his clients.

RETA CARO Certification


Zachary Clasbey

Brian Crouse

Brian has more than 16 years experience in Controls Engineering and System Integration. Diverse experience in the food/beverage, mining, and refrigeration industries has allowed him to gain a wealth of programming/commissioning/troubleshooting knowledge with numerous PLC platforms including Allen-Bradley, Honeywell, Automation Direct, and Siemens; HMI visualization systems/software such as Wonderware InTouch, Allen-Bradley PanelView32 and PanelView+, C-More by Automation Direct, and Intellution Fix32 and iFix; Variable Frequency Drives including ABB, Allen-Bradley, and Siemens. Brian earned his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology.


Shane Whitman

Shane Whitman

Shane is the newest addition to the IRTC team. Throughout his career he has been heavily involved with the Service Department, working extensively with Service Technicians and Service Managers. He uses techniques and methods from his Industrial Engineering degree to increase efficiencies, develop training, write standard operating procedures, manage quality control, and oversee safety. He oversaw the implementation of a new preventative maintenance and work order website for the Service Department, from conception to deployment. He also has experience with emergency service, Process Safety Management, auditing and preventative maintenance. Specific examples include: remote troubleshooting of industrial refrigeration systems, performing vibration analysis on screw and reciprocating compressors, non-destructive examination of refrigeration piping using ultrasound, performing 5-year mechanical integrity inspections, and completing Process Hazard Analysis for facilities.

Vibration Analysis


Todd Peters

Todd Peters

Todd has 28 years of experience in industrial ammonia refrigeration engineering design and project management with 16 years in the production and cold storage industry and 12 years in engineering consulting. He has knowledge and experience with many aspects of industrial refrigeration systems: design, project management, selection, estimating, energy reduction, process safety management, codes, industry standards, and auditing. Specific examples include designing and troubleshooting of large distribution and process systems, compliance and mechanical integrity inspections, NDT using ultrasound, mass energy balance, ammonia calculations, spiral and blast freezing, process makeup air, condensation control, air balance, CO2 level control, ice production, re-chilling, and chilled water.

OSHA - 10 Hour General Industry Training Safety Course

RETA Operator Training - Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Book 2

RETA Operator Training - Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Book 1


Meet Our Staff

Jason Quick

Jason Quick
Engineering Sales Manager

With over 18 years of direct sales experience in the food & beverage industry, Jason brings a wealth of customer relations and networking ability to the team. He is successful in bringing in new and repeat customers using our engineering services and helping to ensure the quality of work is the best in the business.

Jason Quick | 540-246-0697 | jason@ammoniatraining.org


Dascha Whitmore

Dascha Whitmore
Classroom Sales Manager

Dascha comes to IRTC with over 15 years experience in automotive sales management.  Her greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership.  She thrives on challenges and is looking forward to working with our team to see IRTC's training classes expand and grow. 

Dascha Whitmore | 540-246-0926 | dascha@ammoniatraining.org


Cameron Brown
Software Sales Manager

Cameron joins IRTC as an experienced representative for the last decade in sales, customer service, and management. He exemplifies an unparalleled work ethic, consistent integrity, along with a genuine passion for this industry. Leading with a results-driven philosophy, he creates an outstanding rapport which optimizes his client and business relationships. After recently relocating to the area from Greenville, SC, he has grown exceptionally optimistic to become part of the company's success. 

Cameron Brown | 540-579-7436 | cbrown@r717.net 


 


Tessa Shepard
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Tessa comes to IRTC with previous experience in marketing, customer service, and office management. She is a recent college graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is very motivated to learn and expand her career in Industrial Refrigeration. She looks forward to working with our team. She has recently moved to Stuart’s Draft and will be getting married in December. 

Tessa Shepard | 540-217-6489 | tessa@ammoniatraining.org