The company has appointed industry veteran Wes Sisco as senior trainer.

Uponor Senior Trainer Wes Sisco


Uponor continues its tradition of partnering with industry professionals for a better building-solutions environment and has reinvested in its factory training programs by appointing industry veteran Wes Sisco as senior trainer. In addition, Steve Swanson ― an expert in the field of hydronic and steam-heating, HVAC and plumbing ― has also joined the company as customer trainer.

Headed by Training Manager Mary Beth Manninen, Sisco and Swanson will collaborate with existing customer trainer Josh Schwaller to offer a unique combination of solid technical information, hands-on workshop opportunities and plenty of entertainment for factory training attendees.

The training program will not only include factory training, but field training and even e-learning courses and webinars to offer a broad range of venues for every need.

“I’m excited to return to the factory training arena,” said Sisco, who originally began in Uponor’s training department eight years ago before moving into a field technician role. “As senior trainer, I plan to use my years of experience with installers in the field to focus on real-life challenges that can most benefit our training attendees.”

“This new training team at Uponor offers great diversity in background and experience,” Swanson remarked. “This will provide an incredible resource to the trades’ community.”

Schwaller echoed that notion, and added that working with two new members on the team will help to create a better, more comprehensive training offering.

Customer Trainer Josh Schwaller (standing) instructs students on installation and operation techniques for Uponor’s Climate Cŏntrol™ Zoning System for radiant applications.

“I’m looking forward to working with Wes and Steve to enhance our training program curriculum and offer a program that is not only informative and educational, but most importantly, relevant to meeting our attendees’ needs,” says Schwaller.

The Uponor factory training program currently offers the following courses:
  • Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
  • Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS
  • Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
  • AQUASAFE® Fire Safety Systems Workshop
For additional information about all Uponor training programs, click here.