PPA names director of training, workforce development

January 2, 2023 By    

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) hired Don Mumma as its new director of training and workforce development.

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In his new position, Mumma will be responsible for directing the design, planning and implementation of all PPATEC training programs as well as supporting the growth of PPATEC during its planned expansion of programming and personnel.

Mumma will build relationships with educational institutions and the military community to educate candidates on the benefits of a career in the energy and HVAC industry. He will also develop association-sponsored, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs.

Mumma joins the PPA at a time when it is expanding both its physical facility and its PPATEC programming. The PPA location in Middletown is adding additional classroom space for its 10-week HVAC and energy professional programs, which offer a curriculum tailored to give candidates the baseline skills needed to secure a career in the HVAC and energy industry.

“We’re excited to welcome Don to PPA,” says Ted Harris, PPA’s executive vice president. “Don brings both industry experience and relationships to the association. He will be a huge asset as PPA continues to bolster the labor force for our member companies and our industry at large.”

Mumma has served for more than 20 years in the areas of HVAC and plumbing service and installation with Vertex Mechanical in Stevens, where he was service and installation manager, and with Haller Enterprises in Lititz.

The PPA is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 400 energy stakeholders. PPA also operates PPATEC, which offers hands-on technical training solutions for the HVAC and energy industry.

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