Michael Schreck

“Slow and steady does it every time”

With 40 years of experience in the Industrial Refrigeration Industry and running my own business providing support services is second nature. We attend and conduct audits, plan training venues throughout the State of California for upwards of 1000 trainees. Providing mediation between State agencies and internal management with diplomacy and quick thinking.

Michael R. Schreck

P.O. Box 3688
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: 831-210-8960
Fax: 916-647-9761

Functional Expertise:

  • RETA Authorized Instructor(RAI)
  • Process Safety and Risk Management
  • HAZWOPER Instructor
  • Project Design, Engineering and Management
  • New Facility Construction and Additions
  • Startup and Staff Training
  • Equipment Startup and Systems Training
  • Energy Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Labor Standards
  • Utilization
  • Operational and Capitol Budgeting
  • Implementation of Networks
  • Radio Frequency Systems
  • Cellular and Land Telecommunication Systems
  • Computer Literate including Repair, Programming, Upgrades, RF, LAN, WAN, Cat 5 and Fiber Optics Certified
  • Facility and Maintenance Engineering
  • Auto Cad Literate
  • Certified Welder
  • Licensed Inspector for the State of Wisconsin

Self Employed, California & Georgia (2002-2015)
Industrial Refrigeration and Related Regulatory Compliance Consulting and Refrigeration Training.

Description of Services Provided
Industrial Refrigeration training using training materials developed by the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association. Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Training. Consultation on the development, implementation and compliance of Regulatory Programs i.e. California Accidental Release Prevention; Risk Management and Process Safety Management Programs. Equipment inspections and recommendations of safety, efficiency or other equipment improvements.

Professional Experience:

RDM Technologies, Marietta Georgia (2003-2007)
Director of Ammonia Utility Services
Director of an Industrial Engineering Group with disciplines based around ammonia refrigeration systems and system support. Included but not limited to, Design and Maintenance. Emergency Response Training. Basic and Advanced Refrigeration Operator and Technician Training. OSHA and EPA Compliance. Operator, Service and Maintenance Team Development. System Safety, Efficiency and Mechanical Integrity Auditing, Sales and Marketing. Process Safety Management, Process Hazard Analysis. Risk Management. Compliance Audits and As Built Auto Cad Reproductions.

Vilter Manufacturing Corporation, Cudahy Wisconsin (2001-2003)
District Sales Engineering Manager

Industrial Engineering, Sales and Marketing. Regional Sales and Engineering Manager, industrial refrigeration equipment and process controls. Territory included 8 domestic states, 9 distributors, 63 elite contractors and over 2300 end users. Territory reaches worldwide as related to territorial sales exports. Annual sales 5 million.

CS Integrated LLC, Liberty Corner NJ (1998-2001)
Corporate and Regional Engineering Manager

Specializing in third party management properties. Most recently on a team turning around Kroger, Mrs. Smith and Fred Meyer retail distribution facilities operating below corporate and investor expectations.

Project Engineer and Manager for all New Facility Refrigeration Construction and Additions. New Business Development. Directly responsible for 8 facilities totaling over 5 million square feet with a total of 8 Chief Engineers, 4 Industrial Engineers and 58 technicians. Further involved in all CSI facilities as needed during special projects as directed by the Vice President of Sales and Engineering.

Americold Logistics Incorporated, Portland OR (1986-1998)
Cold Storage and Distribution

1986-1987 Facility Maintenance Engineer
Facility Maintenance and Operations
1987-1988 Manager of Engineering
Facility Maintenance, Operations, Construction, Safety and Compliance
1989-1998 Corporate Staff Engineer- Shared Responsibilities for Refrigeration and Facility Construction (62 Facilities)
Project Manager New Construction and Additions
Refrigeration System Design and Installation
Process Safety and Risk Management Team Leader
Capitol Expenditures
OSHA CCP Committee Member

Town of Rome, Rome WI (1983-1989)
Law Enforcement Officer and Volunteer Fireman
Emergency Responder, Community Service, Statutory Compliance, Public Safety and Protection.

State of Wisconsin, 1993-1996
Certified Inspector, UDC, Electrical, HVAC

REMOD Construction & Property Management, Nekoosa and Milwaukee, WI (1974-1992)
Self-Employed, Residential Construction, Property Management, Maintenance and Janitorial Services.

Kelly Tire and Auto, Milwaukee, WI (1975-1982)
Self Employed, Operated Four Retail Profit Centers

Memberships and Associations

Chairman of the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association, Atlanta Chapter. National Board Education Committee Leader. Responsible for the re-write and authoring of IR3–Industrial Refrigeration Installation, Operation and Maintenance.

RETA Level A Certified from 1994-2007
RETA CIRO Certified Current through 2013
Recipient of The Guy R. King Award by RETA for his outstanding contribution to the education and training of members of the Association in the science and operation of industrial refrigeration systems; 2008.

Lanier Technical College
Adjunct Instructor Georgia Ammonia Refrigeration Program 2001/2002.

Lanier Technical College
Appointed by the Economic Development Department to the Education Review Committee for the Georgia Ammonia Refrigeration Program.

Memberships Held

  • International Institute Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
  • International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Related Formal Education

Solomon Juneau High School, 1975

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI. 1977-1978
Electrical Technologies

North Central Technical Institute, 1985
Basic Law Enforcement
Associate Degree Equivalent Acceleration Program
Certified Law Enforcement Officer State of Wisconsin

Frick Manufacturing, 1996
Ammonia Refrigeration, Compressor Rebuilding, Microprocessor Controls, Remote Interface

FES, 1996
Controls Seminar

Vilter Manufacturing Corp, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2003
Industrial Refrigeration Compressor and Control Systems
Marketing and District Sales Management Techniques

Logic Technologies, 2001, 2003
Level 1 and Advanced Refrigeration Control Systems

Paragon Electric, 1996
PC Interfacing, Energy Management Systems and Techniques

State of Wisconsin, 1993-1996
Uniform Dwelling Code, Electrical, Heating Ventilation and Cooling, Erosion Control
State Certified Inspector

Mid State Technical Institute, 1989
Welding I & II- Certified ASME, SMAW Pipe and Structural Welder

Western Wisconsin Technical College, 1993
Hazardous Materials Technician Level A

State Of Wisconsin Fort McCoy, 1989
Hazardous Materials Specialist

Professional Industrial Hygiene Services, Incorporated, 2000
Incident Commander and Annual Refresher Training

Miller Networking and Associates, 2000
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Handling

Industrial Consultants, 1999
24 HR Emergency Response Team Training…29 CFR1910.120
Hazard Management Associates, 1998
Fundamentals for Hazardous Materials Technicians

Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, 1997
Hazmat and Emergency Response Operations
Certificate Hazardous Materials Operations Site Commander
29 CFR1910.120

Mack South Training Academy, 1997
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Handling

Acu-Tech Training Institute, 1996
PHA. Team Leader for Ammonia Refrigeration
29 CFR1910.120

North Central Technical Institute, 1985
First Responder, EMT Training, Advanced Weapons Training

Additional Certificates and Ongoing Education

Gulf Oil Company, 1975, 1976
Retail management and Account Principals
TBA Sales and Marketing for Professionals

Georgia Tech, 2000
Warehouse and Distribution Management

RWS, 2000
Fiber Optics and Cat 5 Certification
Networking, LANS, WANS, Routers and Hubs
RF Systems

CSI Management Training, 1999
Continuous Improvement Training Seminar
Industrial Engineering and Sales Marketing Techniques

New Horizons 1999, 2000
Microsoft Access, Power Point, Excel, Auto Cad

LMI Executive Management, 1998
Positive Sales Techniques
Positive Team Leadership

Lehigh Valley Technical Institute, 1997
Windows 95, Microsoft Office, Auto Cad

North Central Technical Institute, 1985
Automotive Service
NAISE Certified Master Automobile Technician

Nissan Corporation, 1985
Automotive Certificates in all phases of Automotive Repair and Trouble Shooting

Mazda, 1982.1983,1984,1985
Certificates in all phases or Automotive Repair and Trouble Shooting