Meet Our Instructors

Industrial Refrigeration Technical College instructors are highly experienced in industrial refrigeration (ammonia & cascade systems), controls engineering, and 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.


Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

Ken has over 35 years of experience in the industrial ammonia refrigeration field and over 30 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 Authorized Instructor (RAI)
RETA CARO Certification
 


Randell Williams

Randell Williams

Randell is a process safety and environmental program manager with more than 25 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 skill set 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.

Hazmat Technician
RETA CARO Certification


Zachary Clasbey

Brian Crouse

Brian has more than 20 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

Joe Davis

After graduating from Virginia Tech, Joe began his career in industrial refrigeration over five years ago as a Mechanical Design Engineer, completing system design calculations, 3D models, and construction details for new construction and expansion projects. He quickly began troubleshooting systems as part of an emergency support team for existing facilities while frequently visiting and inspecting them against IIAR, OSHA, and EPA standards. With a team of industrial engineers, he spent several years working to develop and improve processes related to the design, construction, and maintenance of systems. Now, Joe sets up or advances compliance programs for facilities across the country. Joe has seen many different aspects of the industry but will add, of course, that he still has much to learn and is thankful for a strong support team with decades of industrial refrigeration experience to rely on. The bulk of his free time is spent with his family as he and his wife, Renée, have recently been blessed with two sweet baby girls: Sirena and Viola.

Mechanical Engineer - BSME
Hazmat Technician 


Meet Our Staff

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 | 540-941-2001 | cbrown@r717.net