Harmel Welcomes Andy Beach

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Andy Beach has joined Harmel Academy as our new Director of Manufacturing Technical Services! A West Michigan native, Andy enjoys an excellent reputation in the manufacturing industry as a journeyman machinist, CNC consultant, experienced trades instructor, and machine shop business owner. As Director of Manufacturing Technical Services, […]

Harmel Welcomes Delano Perera

We are happy to announce that Delano Perera has joined our staff as our Outreach Coordinator. Delano was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Los Angeles, CA at age four. He grew up in LA and went to college at Loyola Marymount University. After college, he moved to Allendale, MI to work at Grand […]

Harmel Welcomes Kyle McCarthy

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kyle McCarthy to Harmel Academy. Kyle has spent the better part of the last decade traveling the country, installing, servicing, and repairing manufacturing equipment, but as of this month, Kyle takes up the position of Harmel’s first Director Manufacturing Technology. In this position, Kyle will oversee all the training […]

Harmel Welcomes Fr. Dominic Couturier

If you follow Working Man, then you may have heard Deacon Dominic Couturier, now Father Dominic Couturier. We couldn’t be happier to announce that Fr. Dom has agreed to serve as Harmel’s spiritual advisor. Fr. Dom’s involvement with Harmel has truly been a work of Providence. Not only does his presence on campus mean our […]

Mike Preston Joins Harmel Academy Board

Mike Preston, President of Micron Manufacturing Company, has joined the Harmel Academy Board of Trustees. Mike previously served on Harmel’s Advisory Council and contributed to the early formulation of Harmel’s vision. “Today’s culture, both at work and at home, needs the fullness of truth about the dignity of work,” said Preston, “and I am excited […]

Harmel Announces New Campus Location at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids

Harmel Academy of the Trades is excited to announce its new Grand Rapids campus location at Kuyper College. Kuyper College, a fully accredited college offering Bachelor and Master level degrees, will support the startup of Harmel Academy through a lease arrangement that provides access to housing, food service and other facilities. While both institutions will […]

Brian Black selected as Harmel Academy’s First President

The Board of Trustees have formally selected Brian Black, Co-Founder, as Harmel Academy’s first President. Brian will begin directly leading all development and operations. Brian received his BA in Political Economics and History from Hillsdale College, where he studied under Russell Kirk and Gerhart Niemeyer. After pursuing home building and working as an electrician, he […]

J.T. Weis Joins Harmel Academy Board

J.T. Weis, owner of Abcor Industries has joined the Harmel Academy board of trustees.  Mr. Weis has been a strong supporter of the vision of Harmel Academy of the Trades and the board is excited to welcome him.   J.T. Weis is Chief Executive Office and owner of Abcor Industries in Holland, Michigan. Abcor was […]