About Bill

Educational

  • 19841979

    B.A. in Psychology and Sociology

    Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA

  • Present1968

    Business and Technical Studies for Electrical and Instructor Certification

    • Northwest Iowa Community College
    • University of South Dakota
    • University of Iowa
    • Iowa State University
    • University of Northern Iowa
    • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
    • And more at 60+ hours annually

Instructional

  • Present2003

    Electrical Consultant

    WLN Enterprises, Sheldon, IA

    Codes and Standards courses, seminars, and workshops

    Electrical Codes and Standards instructor certifications in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Oregon Washington, Oklahoma, and cities of Sioux City, Ames, Davenport, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Spirit Lake, and more.

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    Electrical Technology Instructor

    Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon IA:

    • DC and AC Theory and Math
    • National Electrical Code
    • Codes and Standards
    • Residential/Commercial/Industrial Wiring Labs

    Business/Industry Instruction:

    • National Electrical Code Update Seminars
    • Electrical Theory Courses
    • H.V. Distribution Systems and Safety
    • Special “On-Site” Courses
    • NFPA-70E
    • NFPA-79
    • NFPA-70B
    • Power Losses and Power Quality
    • Hazardous Locations
    • And more

    National Safety Council Presenter:

    • Electrical Safety – Over 600 Volts

    Professional Certificate #208621

    Master Electrician/Electrical Contractor License #1147-45422 (Tested)

Positions Held

  • Present2003

    Owner

    WLN Enterprises

    Specializing in Electrical Industry Safety seminars, courses, and workshops emphasizing Codes and Standards.

  • 20031980

    Author, Instructor, Consultant, and Inspector

    Self-Directed Electrical Code Studies Program author (two- and three-year programs)

    Electrical instructor in two-year electrical program

    Electrical Consultant in the electrical industry

    Electrical Inspector for insurance companies: adjustment and investigations

  • 19801976

    Corporate Manager

    Noack Electric, Inc.

    Completed contracts for projects such as:  governmental buildings; apartment complexes (HUD); one- and two-family dwellings; hazardous locations industrial installations; and high voltage electrical distribution (owners systems).

  • 19761972

    Project Manager

    Various Electrical Projects

  • 19721968

    Journeyman Electrician

    Advancing to Crew Foreman

  • 19681964

    Apprentice Electrician

    Supervisors:

    • Mr. Edward McGuire
    • Mr. Abe Van Dyke
    • Mr. Daryl Turner

    Contractor/Master Electrician:

    • Mr. Gerald Noack

Courses and Seminars

  • 2003
    NFPA-70 E, 'Electrical Safe-Work Practices'
    Omaha, NE
  • 2002
    NEC Code Changes
    IAEI Western Section, Jackson, WY
  • 1999
    NEC Code Changes Seminar
    IAEI, Lincoln, NE
  • 2001
    IAEI Seminar
    Iowa Chapter

    1983-2001

  • 1996
    NEC Code Changes Seminar
    NFPA

    1987, 1990, 1993, 1996

  • 1999
    IAEI Seminar
    Nebraska Chapter

    1992-1999

Memberships

  • Northwest Iowa Electrical Association – Secretary/Treasurer
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors – Inspector Member
  • National Association of Industrial Technology – Certified Senior Industrial Iowa
  • Educational Association
  • Hunter Education: Instructor
  • O’Brien County Sportsman’s Club: Board Member

Involvement

  • Electrical Industry Training Programs Development
  • Business and Industry Center, Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Northwest Iowa Electrical Association
  • Executive committee for formulating the development of a regional electrical certification of electrical workers

Iowa's "Unsung Heroes"

Unsung Heroes of Iowa

An article taken from The Siouxland Press, April 25th, 2001