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Sim Kibble, 1st Year Instructor

Sim is a Journeyman Wireman out of the Local IBEW 175. He has been in the electrical trade for 28 years and works with Lawson Electric.

Sim is currently teaching 1st year apprentices at the JATC.

 

Freddie Combs, 1st Year Instructor

Freddie, Journeyman Wireman out of the Local IBEW 175, has been active in the electrical trade for 24 years working with contractors such as Combs Electric and NABCO Electric.

 He has been teaching at the JATC for 15 years and is currently a 1st year apprentice instructor.

 

Kenny Young, 1st Year Instructor

Kenny Young, a member of the Local IBEW 175, has been teaching at the JATC for nine years. He holds certifications in OSHA 500, Rigging, AMP ACT II, Digital Video Production, First Aid/CPR, Panduit Cabling, Carning Fiber, and 70E.

Kenny has been a Journeyman Wireman for 19 years and has continuously worked for Young Electric. Outside of working and teaching, Kenny is active in amateur radio contesting, target shooting, and golf.

You can reach Kenny Young by email at ab4gg2@comcast.net.

 

Keith Owensby, Assistant Training Director, 1st Year Instructor

Keith Owensby is a Journeyman Wireman who joined the IBEW Local 175 in 1992. He is a certified trainer in Significant Code Changes, Confined Space, Scaffold Users and Erectors, and Foreman Training IBEW. He is a chairman on the IBEW local 175 Examining Board, secretary for the Chattanooga Board of Electrical Examiners, Representative for the IBEW 38th International convention, and a state Coordinator of Electrical TN Skills USA.

Apart from being an outstanding member of IBEW Local 175, he is also a member of the National Electrical Code Making Panel 7, National Fire Protection Agency, and Hamilton County Board of Electrical Examiners. He is a graduate of the National Training Institute and a Master Electrician- Class 1 Electrical Contractor License. While Keith attended school at the Chattanooga Electrical JATC he was awarded the honor of being the year 1997’s Outstanding Apprentice IBEW Local 175.

Keith has 26 years of electrical trade experience with 18 of that in teaching and 9 as our Assistant Training Director. He has worked for the electrical contractor Lawson.

You can contact Keith by email at OwensbyJATC@gmail.com.

 

Barry Smith, 2nd Year Instructor

Barry has been a member of the Local IBEW 175 since 1973. He started teaching OSHA and 1926 Construction Standard Safety classes in 2000, and began teaching our apprentices in 2008. Currently he teaches 2nd year at the JATC and is the Course Manager for Electrical Theory, Electronics and Industrial Safety at Chattanooga State Community College.

On top of being a Journeyman Wireman, Barry holds a B.S. in Business Management and he is a graduate of the IBEW/NECA NTI (2004). He is a certified trainer in NEPA 70E, OSHA10/30, Aerial/Scissor Lift, Hand Tool Safety, Forklift and Tugger Safety, Confined Spaces, Fall Protection, and Control of Hazardous Energy (LO/TO).

During his 42 years of experience, he has worked with several contractors including: Lawson Electric, ABC Electric, TVA, Duncan (White) Electric, Triad Electric, Allied Electric, and Cleveland Electric.

In Barry’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his Wife, Katy, their two daughters and four grandchildren. He also enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson (Heritage Softail Classic), reloading ammunition, and genealogy.

 

David Bass, 2nd Year Instructor

David is currently working at Adman and teaching 2nd year apprentices at the JATC.

 

 

 

David Tipton, 2nd Year Instructor

David has been in the electrical trade for eight years and currently works for Teems Electric.

 

Alex Bradford, 3rd Year Instructor

More about Alex soon!

 

 

Johnathon Milligan, 3rd Year Instructor

More about Johnathon soon!

 

 

Ross Fox, 3rd Year Instructor

Ross Fox has been teaching at the JATC for 16 years. Along with being a Journeyman Wireman with our Local IBEW 175; he is certified in PLC’s, VFD’s, Electronics, Estimating, Foremanship, Rigging, and Welding.

Ross brings with him 44 years of electrical experience working with contractors such as: CEC Electric, Coalson Electric, Lawson Electric, and Young Electric. He was also a contractor for 13 years at Fox Electric.

When Ross is not hard at work, he enjoys radio control models, photography, bicycling, and bluegrass music.

You can contact Ross Fox by email at rfoxab4pj@aol.com.

 

 

Tim Fowler, 4th Year Instructor

Tim Fowler, Journeyman Wireman of the IBEW Local 175, has been a JATC instructor for 15 years. He is certified in OSHA 500, High Voltage Splicing, CAT 5 Data Terminations, First AID/CPR, and Fiber Optics.

Tim has been an experienced electrician for 33 years for electrical contractors such as CEC Electric, EC Teas, Lawson, and L.E. Meyers.

When he isn’t at school, Tim loves motorcycle riding, deer hunting and camping.

You can contact Tim Fowler at fowler.tim58@gmail.com

 

Lonnie Stephenson, 4th Year Instructor

Lonnie Stephenson has been working as a Journeyman Wireman for 15 years. He has been teaching for the JATC all 15 of those years along with working at Adman Electric. He holds many certifications including: 70E, NFRA, OSHA500/502, OSHA10/20, CPR/First Air, MSHA, and lightning protection installation.

You can reach Lonnie by email at LonnieStephenson@live.com.

 

Damon Berry, 4th Year Instructor

More about Damon soon.

 

Dewayne Woodall, 5th Year Instructor

Dewayne brings with him 35 years of experience as a Journeyman Wireman. During that time, he has worked for different contractors such as ECITCO, Duncan, American, and Adman Electric. Dewayne has been teaching with the JATC for 16 years and is certified in OSHA, CPR/FirstAid, Rigging, and 70E.

In Dewayne’s spare time he enjoys to go camping and old cars.

 

 

Scott Moore, 5th Year Instructor

Scott has been in the electrical trade since 1996 after retiring from a 22 year service in the Army Reserves. He has been a 5th year instructor since 2014 and currently works with Mountain City Electric.

 

Casey Smith, 5th Year Instructor

More about Casey Soon!

 

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