• Trainer ProfilesMeet your Industrial Scientific Trainer

    Mike Platek | Jeremy DaValleLaurent Paget | Joe Buckley | John Onuska | Jason Fry | Cynthia Horn

    Mike Platek

    Mike Platek

    Mike Platek has been with Industrial Scientific Corporation since 1985, starting in the Engineering and Sales Departments. During this time he had the good fortune of assisting in the design of ISC instruments and systems equipment. Later he moved into Training and started his venture of training both end users and distributors alike. He has worked with all of the industries Industrial Scientific services; offering training in instrumentation, confined spaces, and fixed system set-up.

    He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and came to Industrial Scientific with experience in designing longwall mining and railroad switching equipment. Mike is certified nationally for Firefighter I and in the State of Pennsylvania as an EMT. He holds certification in Hazardous Materials and Confined Space Supervision, and participates in classes for training and safety. He is a volunteer firefighter and serves on his county's hazardous materials team.

    As a Training Specialist, his duties include but are not limited to hosting Gas Detection Made Easy classes both in-house and regionally throughout North America as well as at customer locations. He is also tasked with delivering computer based training materials produced by the department and other training materials used in our GDME classes.

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    Jeremy DaValle

    Jeremy DaValle

    Jeremy DaValle has been with Industrial Scientific Corporation since 2003. He started his employment as a Service Technician, where he estimated and repaired customer's instrumentation. During that time as a Service Technician he also performed Mobile Service for a total of eight months where he traveled to customer sites and repaired their instruments. After Service he moved on to Rental where he prepared instruments that needed to address the temporary need for gas monitoring equipment. Next he served as a Technical Service Specialist where he handled questions regarding gas detection and the instruments themselves. He began his tenure in the Training Department in 2008 and since has conducted many training seminars for many end users and distributors. The training classes conducted have been on instrument operations and maintenance for certification throughout North America. He earned a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2003.


    As a Training Specialist his duties include but are not limited to hosting Gas Detection Made Easy classes both, in house and regionally throughout North America. He is also tasked with delivering computer based training materials produced in the department and other training materials used in our GDME classes.

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    Laurent Paget

    Laurent Paget

    Laurent started as a specialized technician on the production line. He then became in charge of the Measure Emission Department production line (gas detection by laser spectroscopy). Laurent also work for the Depot Repair department before joining the Technical Support and Training EMEA Center in 2008.

    Thanks to his various and rich experience, Laurent gained knowledge on all the Portable product range from Industrial Scientific and also from Oldham. He is one of our best specialists on these products and gives customized training to our customers and distributors in Europe.

    Since April 2010, Laurent is the Technical Support and Training Specialist for portable instruments in EMEA for ISC Oldham. Laurent provides these sessions mainly on Arras Industrial Scientific site in France, which is the EMEA Head Quarters for the ISC group; as well as at customer locations.

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    Joe Buckley

    Joe Buckley

    Joe Buckley joined the Training Team at Industrial Scientific in August, 2011. Joe comes to us after a career as a Fire Captain and Fire Fighter Instructor for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Bureau of Fire. He has 25 years experience in fire operations and fire suppression. Joe has trained firefighters in fire suppression strategies and tactics, proper use of equipment, and self contained breathing apparatus use. Joe initiated a training program in personal computers and designed lessons for fire fighters to complete incident reports for NFIRS 5.0. He is EMT certified and has training and certifications in Haz-Mat operations, response to terrorism, and responding to all emergency situations.

    Joe has a Bachelors of Science degree, a Pennsylvania Professional Certification to teach Health and Physical Education in grades K-12, and Master of Science degree in Psychology in Education, Applied Developmental Psychology. Joe has taught Health and Physical Education classes in the Pittsburgh Public School District.

    Joe's responsibilities include the development and delivery of high impact training programs that increase the overall safety and competence of our audience. He works closely with other members of the Training Team to utilize the latest technologies to raise the level of convenience for our Customers while maximizing participation.

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    John Onuska

    John Onuska

    John Onuska has been with Industrial Scientific Corporation since 2011, starting in the iNet Department. During this time he has worked with Industrial Scientific portable instrumentation and the iNet services that are offered to our customers. This also gave him the opportunity to work with other departments closely and participate in new product rollouts. John is a volunteer firefighter and also comes with certifications such as being Firefighter 1 both in the State of Pennsylvania and Nationally. Along with being certified in Hazardous Materials Operations he is a Vehicle Rescue Technician.

    He has a degree in Computer Forensics and Network Security earned from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2007.

    As a Training Specialist his duties include but are not limited to hosting Gas Detection Made Easy classes both, in house and regionally throughout North America. He is also tasked with delivering computer based training materials produced in the department and other training materials used in our GDME classes.

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    Jason Fry

    Jason Fry

    Starting in the Service Department, Jason Fry has been with Industrial Scientific Corporation since 2013. As part of the service team, Jason worked with many of Industrial Scientific’s gas detectors including the Ventis MX4, MX6 iBrid, Tango TX1, and the associated accessories. This gave him valuable insight into the inner-most workings of the instruments, as well as a thorough understanding of the operation and maintenance of Industrial Scientific’s gas detection equipment.

    Jason has over 20 years’ experience as an Electronics Technician thanks to a challenging career in the U.S. Navy. During this time, he was certified as a Master Training Specialist responsible for developing and delivering high-impact, technical curriculum required to train future generations of U.S. Navy Sailors

    As a Training Specialist, Jason hosts Gas Detection Made Easy classes both in-house and at sites across North America. He is also tasked with delivering computer-based training materials and other training materials used as part of Industrial Scientific’s suite of classes.

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    Cynthia Horn

    Cynthia Horn

    Cynthia Horn has been with Industrial Scientific Corporation since October, 2013. She has moved quickly from assisting the International Customer Service Department, to providing French iNet service as well as technical support. In 2015 she joined the Training Team as the Training Specialist for Quebec, Canada while maintaining her role as a Gas Detection Professional.

    Although she is originally from the United States of America, she spent her first 18 years in France following the French educational system. In 2006, she moved to her home country, where she obtained a B.A in International Business and minored in Spanish at Grove City College, PA. Her cross-cultural background has granted her the distinct pleasure of bridging the company to its Francophone clientele in both Canada and France.

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