I am sure many of my PSM friends have noticed my lethargic posting rate at the blog over the past year or so. I’ve been running all around the country helping people with their PSM programs through Audits, PHA’s and Training at a breakneck pace during that time as the Director of Compliance for Garden City Ammonia Program.
I have spent four years there working with the fine staff building and improving the PSM program and services they offered. In that time I’ve worked with some wonderful people at GCAP and earlier today, with a heavy heart, we both decided that our future paths were going to diverge.
I wish the best for the GCAP staff as they continue to provide world-class training to operators around the country. It was an honor and a privilege to work with the staff, some of whom I’d like to acknowledge directly:
Randy Williams – A true visionary who has done more for this industry than he’ll likely ever get credit for. The creator of GCAP and a legend in his own time.
Jeremy Williams – A talented and knowledgeable man who, I believe, will grow GCAP into something uniquely his own in the future.
Steve Rucker – The Director of the Boiler division at GCAP that continues to impress us all with his ability to grow and meet challenges. I expect great things from the Boiler division in the future.
Tyler Ramos – One of the most talented instructors I’ve ever met and a genuinely nice guy.
Kristen, Dolly, Amber and Rachel – The office staff that tried to keep me sane when I traveled 40+ weeks a year. They always had my back and I am grateful for their diligent work behind the scenes that makes everyone else look so good.
Bret Geier – Our maintenance man who keeps his attention on the little things while the instructors get to keep their heads in the clouds.
Working with talented people makes “work” worth doing and I’ve definitely had quite an experience over the past few years. I hope for, and expect nothing less than, continued success for GCAP in the future.
The real joy, of course, was meeting all the students that passed through our classes over that time. I’ve made some great friends and worked with some incredibly devoted and talented colleagues from the world’s best Ammonia Refrigeration users. It was a great honor to be a small part of their careers.
Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank my wife Diane who has been enormously patient during this wild ride!
I am not sure where I go from here – but I think a little bit of a vacation is in order. Hope to see you all again soon!