Koldwater Technologies, LLC was founded in 1989 as Koldwater Software. The company was formed out of a need for interactive computer-based training applications for electro-mechanical motor controls and programmable logic controllers. During our tenure as industrial and technical school instructors, we noticed a need for software training applications that could illustrate many of the abstract concepts that are difficult to teach. Many of these concepts required the ability to "imagine" what was happening to a circuit or a program. This revealed a real need for animation and interactivity. Because so few applications were available, we set out to develop applications for our own use in our classrooms. Many of our counterparts saw our applications and ask for copies. This led to the formation of what is now Koldwater Technologies, LLC. We are located in Mannford, Oklahoma on the banks of Keystone Lake, 25 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The name Koldwater was derived from the last name of our founder, Stan Kaltwasser. Kaltwasser is German for cold water.
About the Founder
Stanley Kaltwasser is an Oklahoma Licensed Electrical Contractor and an employee of a nationally recognized technical school. With 42 years experience in the electrical industry specializing in control and automation applications, Mr. Kaltwasser is uniquely qualified to author and develop training materials for the controls and automation industry. He has taught Robotics and Automation Technology to secondary and collegiate students for the past 30 years, however his main emphasis today is on-site instruction in industry. During his tenure as a classroom teacher, Mr. Kaltwasser's students placed first in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (SkillsUSA), Robotic Workcell Technology contest 7 out of 9 years. Many of Mr. Kaltwasser's past students have gone on to become Maintenance Managers and Automation Specialist with nationally recognized manufacturers. He also serves on several apprenticeship boards. Mr. Kaltwasser has also authored and/or developed several curricula for Midstate Academic and Vocational Curriculum Consortium and several other computer-based training applications, including The CLXTrainer, The MCTrainer, The TSTrainer, The PLCTrainer, The ViewTrainer, The VFDTrainer, PLCTutor-Level 1, PLCTutor-Level 2, PLC Troubleshooter's Workshop, PLC Troubleshooting Decision Tree, Control Fundamentals, Motor Control Tutor 2, MotorConTutor for DOS, PLCTutor for DOS, MCTrouble and DeviceNet Tutor-Level 1.
Currently, Mr. Kaltwasser is employeed in private industry, developing web based training applications. We are still very active in the teaching profession so office hours are dictated by training schedules. If you need to contact us, the best method is via eMail.
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