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Ron Pinegar – Director of Training
Ron currently serves as the Director of Training for the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship and Education Trust. In his capacity as Training Director, Mr. Pinegar is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the State Training Center as well as providing effective education and training to apprentices, journeymen and contractors of the organized electrical and telecommunications industry located throughout the state of Iowa.
Ron lives in Mitchellville with his wife Connie they have two grown children and two grandchildren. He grew up in the Des Moines area, attended and graduated from the Southeast Polk Community School District.Ron brings over 35 years of management experience to the Trust from both from the private and public sectors. Some of his training and education includes: certified Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker (Local #45) with additional course work and certificates though, Iowa State University, North Carolina State University and DMACC.
Steve Sesker - Asst. Director of Training
Steve holds the position of Assistant Director for the apprenticeship. He is responsible for the coordination for veterans and unemployment benefits, interviews, etc.Steve grew up and graduated from Maxwell High School, Maxwell Ia. in 1978. After leaving the farm in 1983 he started his production/operations experience at Donnelly Marketing in Nevada Ia Steve has worked at such companies as Shazam, Regulus, Wells Fargo before coming to IEA. Steve's experience is in customer service, project management, staff management, production/operations as both labor and management, plus many other cost savings initiatives. Steve has been happily married to his wife Shellee for over 30 years and have 3 grown children and enjoys spending time with them and their families. Steve is active in his Church and enjoys spending his time doing handyman jobs for his family, friends and church. Steve believes in leading by example and looks for ways to things smarter not harder.
Lois Voyna - Secretary
Lois holds the position of receptionist/secretary for the apprenticeship. She is responsible for scheduling and preparing all area JATC meetings, and processing applications to the apprenticeship. Lois has been employed since April 2002.
Lois is a native of Cresco, IA in Northeast Iowa. She holds a BA degree from UNI and has lived in Des Moines for over 15 years. Lois enjoys working with the applicants and apprentices.
Clint Bailey - Instructor
Clint holds the position of instructor for the apprenticeship. He is responsible for a portion of the fifth-year inside wireman curriculum and the telecommunications installer/technician curriculum. These curriculums include DC and AC theory, NEC study, fire alarm systems, security systems, structured wiring systems, nurses call systems, fiber optics and instrumentation.
Clint resides in Bondurant, IA with his wife Lori and two children Carrie and Marc. Clint graduated from Bondurant high school and completed the wireman apprenticeship program in 1984. Clint has been a member of IBEW local #347 since 1981. Clint served on the local JATC and represented IBEW local #347 on the Iowa State JATC for several years. Clint instructed apprentices for IBEW local #347 from 1990 to 1994. In 1994 Clint was employed as a full-time instructor for the state Training Center. Clint has achieved a master electrician license and is a 1997 graduate of the National Training Institute in Knoxville, TN. He is also a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and a member of BICSI. Clint has also achieved the status of Certified BICSI Instructor after completing their Train-the-Trainer course this summer.
Dale Wion - Instructor
Dale is a full-time instructor with the apprenticeship. He is responsible for the second year inside wireman curriculum and parts of the third year, fourth year and fifth year inside wireman curriculum. These curriculums include AC Theory, Blueprint Reading, Experior Test Prep, Grounding, Transformers, Codeology, and other various NEC studies.
Dale was born and raised in Des Moines. Dale now resides in Urbandale, IA with his wife Christy and two children Chelsea and Brandon. Dale started his apprenticeship in 1988. He was in the first class of the Des Moines area five year program. Dale finished his apprenticeship in 1993. He has been a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 347 since 1989. He also has completed the third year of the instructor-training program at the National Training Institute in Knoxville, TN.
Ed Allen - Instructor
Ed is currently serving as instructor at the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship. He is responsible for most of the 4th year inside wireman curriculum and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th year inside wireman curriculum also. These curriculums include DC theory, Transformers, Motors, Industrial blueprints, Motor control, (including VFD’s), PLC’s, Power quality, and Distribution Generation.
Ed lives in Norwalk with his wife Lory and his two children Brian and Sharlett. Ed graduated from Johnston high school and then was accepted into the Des Moines electrical apprenticeship. He completed his training in 1995. Ed has been a member of IBEW local #347 since 1990. He has also completed his first year of training at the National Training Institute in Knoxville, TN.
Stephen Hansen - Instructor
Steve is currently an instructor at the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship. He is responsible for parts of the first, second and third year inside and residential programs. These programs include blueprints, residential wiring practices, NFPA 70E, DC theory, transformers and NEC requirements.
Steve grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines Technical High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked on B-52 bombers as an Electronic Countermeasures Technician. Steve has been a member of I.B.E.W. Local 347 since 1991 and finished his apprenticeship in 1995. He took night classes at Des Moines Area Community College and finished an Associate in Science degree in 1995. He currently holds a Master Electrician license obtained in 1998 by passing the Block Exam. Steve has completed his first year at the National Training Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.