Local 51 Instructors

For over 100 years, our certified instructors in Rhode Island have been teaching our apprentices and journeymen the skills of pipe working and instrumentation.  The following is a list of our current instructors:



Corey Swanda
2nd Year Plumbing Instructor

Dave Pine
3rd Year Plumbing Instructor

Mike Raposa
5th Year Plumbing Instructor


Chrystian Maldonado
1st Year Pipefitting Instructor

Joseph Whittaker
2nd Year Pipefitting Instructor

Michael Cordeiro
3rd Year Pipefitting Instructor

Matthew Day
5th Year Pipefitting Instructor

Brendon Rose
2nd, 3rd & 5th Year Welding Instructor

Steve Leo
2nd, 3rd & 5th Year Welding Instructor

Dave Lavoie
3rd & 5th Year Welding Instructor


Brendan Ledsworth
1st Year Refrigeration Instructor

Brian Allen
2nd Year Refrigeration Instructor

Al Archetto
3rd Year Refrigeration Instructor

Lance Smith
5th Year Refrigeration Instructor