(MIDDLETOWN, Pa) — The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) announced the hiring of Don Mumma as the association’s new director of training and workforce development. The PPA is a not-for-profit trade association representing 400+ energy stakeholders. PPA also operates PPATEC which offers leading hands-on technical training solutions for the HVAC and energy industry.
In his new position, Mumma will be responsible for directing the design, planning and implementation of all PPATEC training programs, as well as supporting the growth of PPATEC during its planned expansion of programming and personnel.
Mumma will be building relationships with educational institutions and the military community to educate candidates on the benefits of a career in the energy and HVAC industry. He will also develop association-sponsored, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs.
Mumma joins the PPA at a time when it is expanding both its physical facility and its PPATEC programming. The PPA location in Middletown, Pennsylvania, is adding additional classroom space for its 10-week HVAC and energy professional programs, which offer a curriculum tailored to give candidates the baseline skills needed to secure a career in the HVAC and energy industry.
“We’re excited to welcome Don to PPA,” said Ted Harris, PPA’s executive vice president. “Don brings both industry experience and relationships to the association. He will be a huge asset as PPA continues to bolster the labor force for our member companies and our industry at large.”
Mumma has served for more than 20 years in the areas of HVAC and plumbing service and installation with Vertex Mechanical in Stevens, Pennsylvania, where he was service and installation manager, and with Haller Enterprises in Lititz, Pennsylvania.