Laramie County Community College has big plans for the new year with changes and improvements in its already world-class Wind Energy program.
The college announced Tuesday that it has hired Bryan Boatright as the new lead instructor in the program. He will begin teaching classes immediately.
Boatright comes to LCCC from Pinnacle Career Institute – Missouri and Kansas, and the Michigan Institute of Aviation Technology – Houston, where he has been working since 2011 as a renewable energy instructor.
He also has served as the lead wind turbine commissioner, safety director and wind turbine technician for Sentry Engineering, Gemini Energy Services, Encore Power Services, and Cummings Electrical. In addition, Boatright has been involved in the installation, maintenance and commissioning on Gamesa G87, Clipper Liberty, GE 1.5ESS, Acciona 1500, and Suzlon S88 commercial wind turbines.
“Bryan’s experience gives him the tools to prepare our Wind Energy students well for their careers,” says LCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jose Fierro. “We look forward to an even stronger Wind Energy program with Bryan as our lead instructor.”
Boatright also is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Somalia, Cuba, and several humanitarian deployments.
He is an OSHA 500/510 certified instructor; he holds a Capital Safety DBI/SALA High Tower Rescue and Climb Instructor certification; and he is a Gold Cross CPR/AED certified trainer.