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Stiles University training courses are taught by men and women who are experts in their fields. The wisdom they share can give you and your workforce the competitive edge you need to succeed.
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Phil joined Stiles as a Field Service Representative in 1998 and joined Stiles Education in 2001. Phil is our Weeke machining center expert, teaching programming, operation and maintenance courses. Prior to Stiles, Phil owned and operated a woodworking business for ten years. Previous experience as an instructor in the U.S. Navy led to a great fit for his two interests: teaching and woodworking.
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Hank joined Stiles in May 2013, bringing a wealth of knowledge to Stiles University having built, installed, diagnosed, repaired and calibrated machinery CNC and CMM extensively. Hank in addition to teaching WEEKE CNC programming and operation is an expert in electrical & pneumatic schematics helping personnel the skills they need to troubleshoot machine errors. Hank also serves as the primary resource for internal service trainings ensuring success to our Field Service Representatives. View Less
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Jody started with Stiles in March 1996 as a Field Service Representative covering Washington state for edgebanding and saws. In 1998, he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to start supporting the newly formed National Technical Support Dept., where he developed his machinery expertise even further and fostered his desire to pass along his knowledge. At the beginning of 2015, he joined with Stiles University as an instructor teaching edgebander operation and maintenance, and lending his and saw experience to the development of Stiles Virtual University courses and training of internal employees. Prior to Stiles Jody was a gold miner/electrician and spent 13 years in the Navy running nuclear power plants. View Less
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Gordon joined Stiles University in December of 2016, bringing more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and technical education. With an extensive engineering background, Gordon has worked with CAD/CAE software, and quickly progressed to machinery manufacturing where he further developed his understanding of automation and technology used in advanced manufacturing. Throughout his career, he was involved with his community college serving both as a faculty member and industry advisor. Gordon combines his experience with industry, education, and his passion for woodworking to become a valuable resource in Stiles University. View Less
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Thomas joined as Manager of Stiles University at the end of 2015, continuing the Stiles University mission to drive our educational offerings towards excellence. Thomas brings a background in automotive manufacturer training and documentation utilizing the latest technology to teach to exacting standards, making him a very welcome addition to Stiles and Stiles University. View Less
L. Duane Griffiths
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With over 50 years of experience in the wood industry, Duane is highly regarded in his profession as both an educator and author. In 1990, Duane established Stiles Education, and through his direction, the department has grown to be recognized as the leading educational institution in our industry, awarded with WMIA’s Educator of the Year, with compliance to the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) skill standards. Having earned the highly prestigious accreditation through IACET, he actively assists several trade associations including the WCA. In 2015, Duane founded the now Stiles University. Prior to Stiles Duane served as director of the National Wood Technology center at Pittsburg State University and other universities and woodworking companies.
Expertise: HEIAN and BELOTTI CNC