Dave Sirmans joined The Snell Group in the fall of 2008 as Operations Manager for the company. Here he is responsible for managing and coordinating The Snell Group’s field service operations and overseeing the company’s team of technicians that offer infrared thermography, motor circuit analysis and ultrasound testing services at various locations throughout the United States. Also, Dave is responsible for developing curriculum for The Snell Group’s Knowledge Products, and is a trainer for both IR Thermography and Motor Circuit Analysis courses. Dave is also a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP).
Prior to joining The Snell Group Dave worked in Reliability as lead engineer in an electrical testing company where he developed and implemented NFPA 70E compliance for their infrared inspections outfit, as well as started an engineering services division within the company.
Additionally Dave founded an arc flash analysis and electrical safety training business that prospered throughout the southeast United States and originally started his career with the US Navy where he spent eight years as an Avionics Technician and Electronics Instructor.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from New York Regents University and has written a number of articles for industrial publications and conferences including four papers from the Thermal Solutions conference for thermographers; “Recognizing the Dangers of Magnetic Heating” (2006), “Infrared Technology in RF System Maintenance and Repair” (2006), “Distribution Fusing and Infrared Technology” (2007), and “NFPA-70E and “Infrared Inspections: Compliance in a Non-compliant World” (2008).
Outside the office Dave enjoys hunting, fishing and coaching little league baseball. He spends most of his leisure time with family and currently resides with his wife and children in Georgia.
Dave instructs Level I, Level II and IR for Weatherization and Energy Audits classes for infrared, as well as both Energized and De-Energized Motor and Motor Circuit Analysis courses.