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Don Thurmond

Before joining The Snell Group as an instructor in 2005, Don spent over thirty-five years with Ford Motor Company as a tradesman at Wixom, Ford's largest North American assembly plant located in Southeastern Michigan. The majority of his career was spent in the installation, maintenance, repair and rebuilding of a wide variety of equipment and processes. In 1999, Don attended a Level I introduction to thermography course offered by Snell Infrared, as part of a joint program between the UAW and Ford Motor Company. He admits that this was a turning point professionally, when he caught an incurable "bug" for the technology. He returned to Wixom Assembly to implement infrared thermography in the plant's powerhouse and central maintenance departments and ultimately he became the driving force to establish a thermography team and a plant-wide program. Focused on continuous professional developed, Don earned Level I and Level II certifications in infrared. Don lives in Brighton, Michigan with his wife of more than three dozen years, Kathleen. When he is not crisscrossing the globe teaching and consulting, Don enjoys church activities, woodworking and computer graphics.

Don currently presents Level I, Level II and IR for Weatherization and Energy Audit courses.

Don was a very knowledgeable instructor and has a good ability to relate anecdotal examples. The course was well-planned and informative with hands on work."

John Wagner - House to Home Inspections
Bellingham, WA

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