Instructors

We have 3 professional insturctors to guide you through the certification process.

Greg Hand, Bob Prince, and Roger Mackay


Greg Hand

Greg HandGreg Hand is a licensed Master Plumber. He has served on the State of Utah Plumbing Code Advisory Board. He holds an AAS Degree from Salt Lake Community College, Professional Educators License for the State of Utah, Class III Backflow Certification, Utah Chapter President of the American Backflow Prevention Association 1996-1998, and the Utah Chapter Meritorious Service Award in 2002.

He has taught in the Apprenticeship Plumbing Program at Salt Lake Community College for 30 years, at nights, along with being a full time plumber with over 40 years of experience in the plumbing field. He has plumbed everything from houses to large commercial and industrial jobs. He retired from Salt Lake Community College as a plumber/pipefitter/welder.

Greg has taught backflow certification classes since 1985, including courses at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, Wyoming Rural Water, Glenrock Wyoming, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Utah National Guard, various state, government, and engineering entities. Students have come from as far away as Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, New Jersey, even England and Korea to take his classes.

 

Bob Prince

Bob PrinceBob has been involved in Backflow & Cross Connection Control for over 25 years. He has written Backflow & Cross Connection Ordinances for several jurisdictions and either established or helped establish several Cross Connection Control Programs.

Bob spent 30 years working for Ogden City Water Utility and retiring from there as the Assistant Water Utility Manager in 2004.

In 1984 Bob started a small company named Backflow Services, L.L.C. which he still operates today. Bob specializes in testing backflow prevention assemblies and providing consultation services for several small communities, engineering firms and production facilities. His customer base is both residential as well as commercial ranging from residential sprinkler systems to hospitals, mortuaries, aerospace facilities, government installations, production facilities and food service facilities. His testing has taken him throughout Utah and into Nevada.

Around 1995 Bob started proctoring for nationally recognized test organizations and the State of Utah, Division of Drinking Water. He has proctored in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Missouri. 1998 Bob became a Certified Instructor in Backflow and Cross Connection Control. Bob retired as an Adjunct Instructor at Utah Valley State College and has taught for Backflow Training Services for several years.

 

Roger Mackay

Roger MackayRoger Mackay has been with Backflow Training Services for more than 10 years. His expertise in proctoring is an invaluble assett to our program.