Allan has been teaching industrial maintenance technology classes and at the college for 19 years and now serves as the program coordinator at the Georgetown Campus. Before starting his career at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Allan served as a helicopter mechanic/crew chief in the Kentucky National Guard for 9 years and gained industrial maintenance knowledge and experience while working as a floor supervisor at a remanufacturing company. Allan has a BS from the University of Kentucky, graduate work at Eastern Kentucky University and a MS from the University of Louisville.
The AMC is fortunate to have Ralph Potter join the faculty. He brings several years of teaching as well as industry experience to the classroom. Ralph graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BS in Technology Management and an AS in Vocational and Industrial Technology Teacher Education.
He is a State of Kentucky Master Electrician, has four years' experience as a commercial/industrial journeyman electrician, three years industrial electrician/project manager and four years as an electrical maintenance section supervisor. While employed as a journeyman and project manager, his job responsibilities included installation and maintenance of high voltage switchgear and electrical distribution systems, motor control centers and sub control panels, 3-phase motors and controls, high to low voltage dimming control lighting systems, emergency stand by systems, HVAC energy management and smoke evacuation systems, and microprocessor and PLC controlled security systems.
Ralph was program coordinator and instructor/associate professor of the Electrical Technology Program at the KCTCS Southcentral Community and Technology for 18 years before transferring to the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Matt is USN veteran where he served as an Electronic Warfare Technician. While attaining his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), he interned at Johnson Controls, Inc. for 2 ½ years working in the Platform Support group. Upon graduation, Matt became a design engineer, designing and developing high-end battery charging systems for companies such as, Motorola, Nokia, and Techlogix. During this time Matt was involved with 2 patents for the charging systems and related accessories. In addition to engineering and mathematics, Matt has an Associates Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing. Matt helped run the marketing department for North America at a Japanese company in California. Knowledge of engineering was beneficial for the position.
Upon moving to Kentucky, Matt pursued a Master’s in Education – Secondary Mathematics (UK). Afterwards, while teaching at BCTC, he continued his graduate math classes to achieve the equivalent of a second Masters, in Mathematics (EKU). Matt has been with BCTC for over 3 years teaching in the Mathematics & Statistics Department. Currently, he is teaching Industrial Maintenance Technology classes and Technical Math.