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ABOUT LEO MEYER
I have spent over 60 years in education and the HVAC industry in a variety of roles. I bring the unique gift of these many different perspectives to the books I write for LAMA Books.
I began my career as a sheet metal journeyman, was a Navy Seabee, and found my way into teaching as a sheet metal apprentice instructor. Teaching came naturally for me and after working as a metal shop instructor at secondary and college level, I shifted into teacher training. I have led teacher training programs at the University of California Berkeley and Ohio State University, for the Roofers International Union and many others. When Chabot College opened I became the founding Dean of Vocational Education and developed the curriculum and designed the classroom and shop set-up for the new college. I was Dean for seven years and left to focus on my writing.
I have always been interested in sharing what I have learned, and taking complex topics and making them easily understood. Writing articles for trade magazines evolved into writing books, and Amazon is still selling used copies of my first book, Atomic Energy in Industry. Since then I have written over 60 books. One of my textbooks, Sheet Metal, published by American Technical Publishers, has sold over 100,000 copies to date. I have also written books for McGraw Hill and Cengage. My work as an educational consultant includes writing the apprentice books for NTF (Sheet Metal Industry National Training Fund) and its successor ITI (Sheet Metal Industry International Training Institute). I wrote apprentice books for the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers.
My personal job satisfaction comes from developing training materials for educators and for the HVAC industry that are easy to understand and create on-the-job success. My motto has always been to be the best that I can be and in that process to help others excel.