Instructors

At Sprung Services we feel the key to quality industrial training is to have the best instructors possible.  The following instructors are currently working with Sprung Services:

 

Reed Sprung, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Engineer, ASOPE Power Plant Operating Engineer Chief

CEO, Sprung Services, Inc.

 

  • Reed started out as a Nuclear Plant Operator in the Navy in 1982.  In the civilian world, Reed has operated and managed many large and small plants.
  • Reed has been active in the development of exams for many purposes. These include electrical exams, mechanical aptitude exams and a wide variety of boiler exams.  These exams are used by Sprung Services for screening and other purposes.
  • Reed has operated or managed over 300 boilers during his career. 
  • Reed founded Sprung Services in 1997 after managing a very similar company

Reed works with course development and teaches some of the courses offered by the company.

 

Gordon Nordby, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Engineer

Instructor, Sprung Services, Inc.

 

 Gordy has been teaching stationary engineering at MNSCU for over 18 years.

  • Gordy has been a Minnesota Chief "A" Engineer since 1990.
  • Gordy started out in the US Navy.  During his 6 years in the Navy, Gordy completed training and certifications for automatic boiler controls, gauge calibration and vibration analysis.
  • Gordy spent 10 yrs as a Pipefitter/HVAC shop Foreman.
  • Gordy is also an ASE- Master Machinist and an ASE- Mechanic.

Gordy primarily teaches our STS-1 seminars through Pine Technical Community College.  In addition to his in-depth knowledge of boiler operations and maintenance, Gordy offers a tremendous mechanical background and many years of real-world experience!

 

Robert Hill, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Room Operator
Instructor, Sprung Services Inc.

Bob has over twenty years experience in the boiler operations industry with experience in both military and civilian organizations which include the following: 

  • Boiler Operator at a University
  • Expertise in all HVAC Systems
  • ASE Certified Mechanic
  • SCBA Certified
  • Six year US Navy veteran as a 2nd Class Petty Officer and Reactor Operator & Technician, Throttleman and Electronics Technician. 

 

Benjamin Alkhas, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Room Operator
Instructor, Sprung Services Inc.

Ben has over twenty years experience in the boiler operations industry.   with experience in both military and civilian organizations which include the following: 

  • Chief A Boiler Operator
  • Degreed Engineer 

 

 

Dirk Cedergren, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Engineer

Instructor, Sprung Services, Inc.

 

  • Over 25 years of experience in power plant operations and training.
  • Significant experience in the nuclear field, both Navy and civilian.
  • Dirk is currently teaching boiler and turbine exam prep classes as time permits. 

 

 

Jim Larson, Minnesota Chief A Boiler Engineer, Commissioned Boiler Inspector
Former Minnesota Chief Boiler Inspector, ASOPE Power Engineer Master Chief, Sprung Services Instructor
  • High-Pressure Steam Plant Operator in a coal-fired plant in the US Air Force - 3 years.
  • High-Pressure Steam Plant operator for private industry - 6 years.
  • Minnesota Chief A License since 1979.
  • Boiler Inspector for Western National Insurance Company - 16 years.
  • Chief Boiler Inspector, State of MN - 1995 to 1999.
  • Authorized Inspector Supervisor with OneCIS Insurance since 1999.  Working with new construction of items built to the ASME boiler and pressure vessel code.
  • Currently supervises about 8 other commissioned boiler inspectors.
  • Jim consults with course development and teaches the exam prep course.  Jim will teach most of the short seminar courses developed by Sprung Training Systems.