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Doug Shepley

Uponor Theory TrainingDoug has lived and breathed Underfloor heating and modern plastic plumbing techniques for the best part of 10 years. Prior to becoming involved with the plastics side of plumbing Doug was constructing gas and oil condensing boilers from the cast iron guts through to the wiring looms and energy management systems. Also having a stint as a class 1 and 2 flue trade counter salesman. When Doug first discovered UFH he was an independent installer, however his expertise in the installation field was quickly recognised and he was soon part of the Uponor team, initially employed to give technical assistance and produce designs for Uponor.

His passion for the products soon shone through and he became involved with product development and field support to new installers. Doug found his calling when he started delivering training to installers on Underfloor Heating and Plumbing systems, his enthusiasm for systems has never dwindled and he remains after 3 years in training a breath of fresh air to installers and associated trades in a training and site environment.

Mick Pearce - Training and Development Manager

Uponor Practical TrainingMick Pearce has worked in the building services industry for many years covering jobs ranging from a heating engineer to managing a heating design team. He has spent the majority of his career working for British Telecom where he also worked as a management tutor and supply chain sales manager.

He joined Uponor Housing Solutions as a regional sales manager in the summer of 2002. His previous experience is now proving invaluable in his new role as Training & Development Manager where he is responsible for all external and internal training offerings.

Sandra Balderson – Academy Manager

Uponor training Academy Sandra has been with the Training Academy from inception and played a major role in setting up the Academy and its administrative functions. Her career background is mainly in service industries, including insurance, distribution, engineering and new house building. As Academy Manager, she looks after the well-being of delegates attending the various installer courses.

Her position involves being the first contact a potential delegate has with the Uponor Academy and offering advice regarding Uponor installer courses, aiming to ensure that our delegates have all the information they need to attend our courses and enjoy their time with us at the Academy, providing the complete UFH learning experience.