Two join HIWT staff
TROY — Joining the staff at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is Brian Sheward. Sheward will be teaching the skill of welding to students in the Structural Welding Program and in the Combination Structural and Pipe Welding Program.
Sheward comes to the Institute with more than 25 years of welding experience. He is a 1989 graduate of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology and will be sharing his education and experience with the students. Prior to coming to HIWT, Sheward worked for National Oilwell Varco as a UAW journeyman millwright.
“I had a wonderful experience when I attended HIWT and I’m looking forward to being a part of the students HIWT experience,” Sheward said.
HIWT Vice President and General Manager Ron Scott said, “Brian will be a great addition to our staff. He is certainly willing to share his experience and knowledge of welding with others.”
Ron Scott, resides in Springfield, with his wife. He also has four children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys motorsports racing and spending time with his family.
Justin Wilson is a new technical training instructor at Hobart Institute. Wilson began his new job in March.
He is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector and brings more than 10 years of welding and inspection experience to HIWT. Wilson is also a 2005 graduate of HIWT. Prior to coming to HIWT Justin worked for Effox in Cincinnati.
“I am looking forward to applying my experience and knowledge to my new career as a technical training instructor,” Wilson commented. “I started welding right after high school and I have training experience with blueprint reading, welding and fabrication.
“We are pleased to have Justin as part of our staff,” said Elmer Swank, senior technical instructor. “He will be teaching Welding Technology and Blueprint Reading, Advanced Blueprint Reading and Weldability of Metals, Ferrous and Nonferrous skill courses and will also be instructing various technical courses.”
Justin resides in Vandalia with his wife and 10-year-old stepson. Wilson enjoys fishing and playing golf in his spare time.
UVMC earns an ‘A’
TROY — Miami County’s Upper Valley Medical Center is among area hospitals to receive an “A” on the latest safety report from The Leapfrog Group, an industry watchdog agency.
The hospitals receives grades for how well they prevent avoidable harm to patients including medical errors, accidents, on-site injuries and infections. Participation is voluntary and reports are issued in the spring and fall.
Of the 2,571 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 798 earned an A, 639 earned a B, 957 earned a C, 162 earned a D and 15 earned an F, The Leapfrog Group reported.