About the instructor

Vernon Petersen is the president of M.O.V. Training Services. He is also the instructor for all classes sponsored by M.O.V. Training Services and for the ASD sponsored classes listed on this web site.
  Vern Petersen has worked with Honeywell Inc.'s Home and Building Control Training Services (H&BCTS) since August of 1984. When Vern started with Honeywell Inc., he was a full time employee teaching pneumatic controls and mechanical systems to building operating engineers and the contractors who build and maintain these systems and controls.  In 1986 Vern started working as a contract instructor for ACS Global Training Services teaching the same classes he had taught as a full time employee.  This included classes on pneumatic controls, electric and electronic controls, reciprocating cooling systems, centrifugal chillers, absorber chillers, all types of airhandlers, air balancing, boiler operation and maintenance, burner controls and boiler efficiency.  Vern has taught classes to refrigeration technicians, preparing them for the Refrigeration Certification exam, and proctored the test (with higher passing rates than the national average Vern adds!) Vern teaches classes all over the United States and occasionally in Canada.  Past class locations include government military installations, universities (including Yale), auto assembly plants, RSES groups, Canadian military bases, community colleges, technical colleges, Honeywell branch offices and at Honeywell Inc.'s  ACS Global Training Services training facility.  Since 1997, Vern has also taught classes on Honeywell's EXCEL 5000 and LCBS System product lines of controllers, and the associated software programs, including SymmetrE, CARE, LonSpec, LonStation, RapidZone, WebVision. Vern is an Authorized Training Provider for Honeywell's XL5000 and LCBS systems. Vern has also acted as Honeywell's Industry Representative on pneumatic controls at the annual United Association union training session in Ann Arbor MI.
  In January 2006, Vern approached Tridium about becoming part of the Tridium's Niagara AX Certification program. It took Vern 11 months to convince them to allow him to become part of the Tridium training family, but persistence paid off. Since January of 2007, Vern helped over 2300 students earn their Niagara AX and now Niagara 4 Certification.

  Vern is now also providing certification training on Niagara 4, teaching the very first public Niagara 4 certification class anywhere in the world in September, 2015.

   Vern is the proud father of a 22 year old son named Jeremy. Jeremy is an excellent student and won the science fair at school three times. Jeremy just returned from 10 months in Oslo, Norway where he attended the University of Oslo. While there, he traveled all over Europe. Jeremy will finish his 4 year degree at the University of Minnesota studying linguistics.

 Jeremy has a younger brother named Nicholas (18 years old). Also an excellent student, Nick is fond of playing video games and Warhammer. Nick will be attending Anoka Ramsey Community College starting fall of 2017, going for a degree in Fire Science. Nick hopes to be a firefighter specilizing in fire investigation.

 Both boys are great brothers to their younger sister Elanor (13 years old). Elanor is a beautiful young woman who is very curious about everything. She's a great student (on the honor roll at school!) and a big fan of the Minecraft game. Elanor played for 2 years on the 2 time state champion Andover Lacrosse team. 

  Vern also has been involved in wax sculpture since 1977.  In his spare time, Vern creates his wax sculptures to sell in his shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. If you're interested, take a peak at a candle! In the remaining spare time Vern has, he enjoys working on and driving his restored 1957 and 1970 Corvettes!