New Jersey Instructors

Ronnie Barbarulo -- 

Ronnie Barbarulo has been involved in the plumbing, heating and mechanical industry for 37 years. He is a 31-year member of the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers, where for 26 years he has been chairman of the Education North Committee. Ronnie also has served as president of the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association for the past two years. He has taught students in plumbing years three and four for the past three years, Master Plumbers CE classes for eight years, and for IAPMO to fellow inspectors for one year.


John Bennett --
 

John has been the Plumbing Instructor for United Association Local 9 Plumbers and Pipefitters Training Center in Central New Jersey since 2004. He is responsible for training 1st year though 5th year Plumbing and Pipefitter Apprentices. John began his career in plumbing after graduating from Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School in 1983. In 1984, he was accepted into Local 9 Apprenticeship Program and graduated in 1989.  His work experience includes Residential Projects, Hospitals, Refineries, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Natural Gas and Coal Power Generation Plants.

John is a New Jersey Master Plumber, New Jersey Plumbing Subcode Official and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Certified Backflow Preventer tester. He is also a Master Plumber Continuing Education Instructor and Master Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Continuing Education Instructor and IAPMO instructor for Inspector Continuing Education.   

John is also on the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical school Plumbing Advisor Board for the Piscataway, NJ Campus. 

He graduated the United Association Instructor Training Program in 2000 and went on to graduate from Washtenaw Community College with an Associate degree in Industrial Training.

John also volunteers as a Plumbing, Welding and Drafting Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity and Homes for our Troops. 


Tom Walsh -- 

Licensed as a New Jersey Master Plumber in 1988, Thomas F. Walsh entered the industry 10 years prior as an apprentice. After receiving his Master Plumbers license in March 1988, he began Walsh’s Plumbing & Mechanical, a New Jersey Corporation.  He has acquired many technical licenses throughout his career. Walsh is currently the Chief Plumbing Code Official for the Township of East Brunswick, New Jersey and is licensed as an ICS Level Building Inspector and an ICS Level Fire Protection Inspector by New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs – Division of Codes and Standards. 

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