OPA Sponsors Kyle Sieg in 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series

OPA Sponsors Kyle Sieg in 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series

 

Spofford, NH based OnSite Power Academy (OPA!) will once again sponsor professional stock car racing driver Kyle Sieg driving the #28 Ford Mustang for RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Kyle made his Xfinity Series debut in 2023 for DGM racing, but has spent most of his career driving for RSS racing, posting a best finish of 7th at Atlanta in 2023. Kyle will compete full time in the #28 car for 2024.

You’ll see Kyle racing the fully OPA! wrapped car at:

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH on Saturday, June 22
  • Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL on Saturday, October 5

On these race dates, the car will feature OPA! on the quarter panel:

  • Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA, Saturday, July 13
  • Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen, NY, Saturday, September 14

 


 

James Valliere Joins Mongoose Power Solutions and OnSite Power Academy

James Valliere Joins Mongoose Power Solutions and OnSite Power Academy

James Valliere

Spofford, NH—December 21, 2023— Mongoose Power Solutions, the region’s leading onsite power industry advocate and diesel fuel specialist service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Valliere as the company’s new Fleet Manager. Valliere will also assume the responsibilities of Director of Education and Course Instructor at the OnSite Power Academy (OPA) —an educational institution established and overseen by Mongoose Power Solutions.  

In addition to teaching at the school and developing curriculum, Valliere will work with industry experts to align the courses and information being taught with current industry workforce needs. 

“We are thrilled to have Jim join our team,” said Michelle Hilger, Mongoose Power Solutions Founder and Chief Connector. “Jim’s experience in the automotive industry and as an instructor are a great fit for both Mongoose and OPA. With Jim’s experience, we can continue to grow OPA and help address the workforce needs of the generator and onsite power industry”.   

Valliere brings more than 25 years of experience working in the automotive industry, including independent shops, municipal shops, and dealerships. He taught at the Windham Regional Career Center as an automotive technology instructor for 13 years.   

“I am extremely excited to join the Mongoose and OPA teams,” said Valliere. “I look forward to using my experience and expertise to help Mongoose become the number one diesel fuel specialist company in the industry and making OnSite Power Academy the best and most unique generator school in the nation!”    

About Mongoose Power Solutions:  
Mongoose Power Solutions LLC is an onsite power industry advocate and a dedicated diesel fuels specialist service provider that focuses solely on emergency power systems (generators / fire pumps / boilers). As an advocate, Mongoose works diligently to bridge the gaps between independent service providers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and end users through education and training.    

The Mongoose Diesel Fuel Specialists division ensures the reliability and operability of long-term stored diesel fuel that supplies the power to emergency power systems (generators / fire pumps / boilers). The funds generated through this work goes directly to support the advocacy and educational efforts provided by Mongoose Power Solutions. Advocacy efforts include participation in national, regional and local industry-related associations as well as hosting annual conferences and networking opportunities.    

Education and training are offered through the OnSite Power Academy, founded in 2021 by Mongoose Power to address the critical need for trained generator technicians. Learn more about Mongoose Power Solutions at www.mongoosepowersolutions.com and visit the first full-time, independent generator training facility of its kind at www.OnsitePowerAcademy.com.    

Learn more about Mongoose Power Solutions at mongoosepowersolutions.com  

August Classes Open for Registration

August Classes Open for Registration

Like many trades, there is a critical need for trained technicians in the onsite power/ generator industry. OnSite Power Academy (OPA) helps companies address this issue by offering training programs for new hires and those looking for a refresher.

OPA is a full-time, year round, hands-on training facility in Spofford, NH. Industry leaders send their staff for power generation training on the latest manufacturer products or to enhance overall industry-specific skills.

Our classes can be taken a la carte, or as part of our entry level / beginner track. The beginner track is offered in ten modules over the course of 6 weeks. Classes repeat themselves throughout the year, so the program can be completed within one year. If you have a new hire with limited experience, these classes will offer the basics necessary to get them trained up and road-ready. This is a hands-on program in a controlled, safe environment.

Registration and information for our August classes is listed below.  Click here to be added to our mailing list with OPA classes and industry information.

August Classes

Air Cooled Engines 101

Air Cooled Engines 101

Mon. – Wed., Aug. 7-9
A “from the ground up” approach to residential single- and two-cylinder air cooled engines commonly used in home standby generators. This class is a great introduction for rookie techs who have little to no engine experience at all, all the way up to seasoned techs looking for a refresher.

AC/DC Components 101

Mon. – WEd., Aug. 21-23, 2023

This class is designed to familiarize students with operation and testing procedures. This class will get students familiar with finding resources to read and understanding basic electrical schematics. From there, we will dig into getting students familiar with trusting and relying on their meters. This buildup involves testing things like solenoids, fuses, relays etc.

Liquid Cooled Engines

Liquid Cooled Engines

Thurs. & Fr., Aug. 10-11, 2023

This class takes what students acquired from the air-cooled engines class and expands upon that information by diving head first into larger engines that utilize liquid cooling systems instead of air.

Gaseous & Diesel Fuel Systems 101

Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 24-25, 2023

This class is designed to take an entry level technician and get them familiar with system identification, proper service, and basic maintenance as a solid baseline to work off of. We will specifically cover propane, natural gas and diesel powered gensets – if you have interest in other fuel systems, we suggest receiving specific training from those manufacturers.