Larry Newsom

Industrial Instructor

lnewsom@greatplains.edu
Ph: (580) 250-5663
Fx: (580) 250-5525
Office 645

Larry instructs students in the use, maintenance, and safe operation of tools and equipment in the electronics and electrical areas of the industrial maintenance program. Larry has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in all stages of the manufacturing, including the supervision and training of new technicians/maintenance managers, plant supervision, and the routine maintenance and troubleshooting of new equipment.

Prior to joining the Corporate Training Department in 2009, he worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Lawton, OK as a Maintenance Engineer where he performed programmable logic controller programming on SLC 5/PLC-5 and ControLogix 5000 equipment. He also designed, developed, and oversaw new equipment installation, supervised breakdown maintenance technicians and maintenance managers, and eliminated chronic machine problems through analysis and tracking.

Previous maintenance positions include: Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Tech G3, Power House Operator (Facilities Management), Lubrication Technician, Utility Person, and Tire Builder. Larry also has a background carpentry, plumbing, household electrical, concrete work, wallboard installation, tapping and bedding, ceramic tile work, and heavy equipment operator work. He is a 1999 graduate of the Great Plains Technology Maintenance Technician program and is currently completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Technology at Cameron University.