Local 51 Instructors


For over 100 years, our certified instructors in Rhode Island have been teaching our apprentices and journeymen the skills of pipe working and instrumentation.  The following is a list of our current instructors and their particular skill sets.

 

Brian Allen
2nd Yr Service Instructor
CFC Universal Certified/ Green Technician Certified/ R-410A Safety Certified
UA Star HVAC Certified. Instructor training program graduate

 

Al Caron
3rd Yr Pipefitter &  2nd Yr Pipefitter Weld Instructor/ Daytime Weld Instructor
Rigging Instructor/ Crane Signal Instructor/ ATR (Authorized Test Representative) 
Valve Tech Certified / CWI (Certified Weld Inspector)
Instructor training program graduate.

 

Don Karl
3rd, 4th, & 5th Yr Pipefitter Instructor
Orbital Welding
CAD Drawing.  Instructor: Training Program Graduate. CWI Certified/Foreman Training Instructor. 

 

Dave Pine
3rd Year Plumber  

 

Dave Lavoie
4th & 5th Year  Pipefitter Welding Instructor
ATR (Authorized Test Representative) / CWI (Certified Weld Inspector)
UA Star Pipefitter Certified / Instructor Training Program Graduate

 

Steve Leo
4th/5th Yr. Welding
First Aid/CPR Trained Instructor  Instructor training program graduate.  CWI certified. 

 

Mike Raposa
2nd Yr Drafting
5rd Yr Plumber/Med-Gas trainer 

First Aid/CPR Trained Instructor
OSHA 500.  Instructor training program graduate. 

 

Al Archetto
3rd Yr-HVAC

 

Bruce Robbins
4th Yr Plumbing
Medical-Gas
OSHA 500. 
Instructor training program graduate/Foreman training instructor 

 

Greg Trottier 
2nd & 3rd year Pipefitter Instructor 
Rigging Instructor / UA Star Pipefitter Certified

 

Kevin Finnerty 
1st year apprentice Instructor

 

Richard Marchetti 
College Coordinator / Instructor

 

Tony Vacchelli 
2nd  & 3rd year Plumbing Instructor
Medical Gas Installer Certified

 

Tyler Steiner 
5 Year HVAC Service Instructor
UA Star HVAC Certified / CFC Universal Certified

 

Jason Zina
1st Year HVAC

 

Jarrit Kagan
2nd and 3rd year Welding instructor
ATR
CWI Inspector