Wayne’s training background originated as a Lead Instructor in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Service where he served a tour at the Submarine Training Facility located in Norfolk, Virginia. In the Navy, he taught courses in Submarine Battery, Motors and Generators, Circuit Breaker Repair and Testing, Motor Controls, and Electrical Troubleshooting Skills to other naval electricians. Once his military career transitioned to the private sector, he has worked as a Senior UPS Service Engineer, Senior Battery Test Engineer and Stationary Battery Installation Supervisor in the Data Center, Telecommunications and Utility Industries.
Providing in-depth product and application knowledge, he has the ability to teach advanced level topics in simplified analogies that cater to students of all experience levels. He is a true subject matter expert who brings 30-plus years of hands on, practical experience into the classroom environment for the education of others.
He is a member and active in the IEEE standards community as well as a speaker at national industry events and conferences. He has provided years of on-site training sessions to engineering groups, utility customers and end users of battery related products.
U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program
Since 1981, Wayne has worked in the power generation, power distribution and data center environments, with a specialized focus on DC powered equipment, installation, maintenance, testing and training. With an early start as a First Class Electrician aboard U.S. Navy nuclear submarines and through various jobs with OEMs and equipment suppliers, Wayne advanced to application engineering and customer training across all of the critical power segments. His diverse background and wide-ranging technical expertise plays a key role in the development of our curriculum and training presentations.