Name: Richard Baker
Title: Industrial Trades Instructor
Department: Industrial Trades
Introduction: Mr. Richard Baker Will lead the new Industnal Trades dtsctpline. Before joining PDCCC, Mr. Baker served as Director of Plant Operations for the Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community located in Suffolk. He also served as Chief Engineer for the Portsmouth Holiday Inn Waterfront. Prior to this service opportunity, he was with Illumilex Company, located tn Raleigh, NC, where he worked as the Virginia Service Manager. Mr Baker attained a Bachelor of Arts in
Education from the College of William and Mary, and is a Certified Building Engineer through the Hotel Resort Management Association In his capacity with PDCCC Mr Baker will provide instruction hands-on and theory, classroom management, and administrative tasks in the industrial maintenance discipline. His programs will focus on analyzing machine maintenance and management; examining equipment for defects such as breakage and excessive wear. The role also will involve observing and testmg the operatron of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions using voltmeters and other testing devices and other duties as needed.