Clarendon College announces new director of Industrial Maintenance


CLARENDON, TX: Clarendon College recently hired Mark Simmons new Director of Industrial Maintenance.

Mark Simmons comes to the college to with over 40 years of experience in construction, welding, maintenance, and teaching. His areas of expertise include focusing on quality control, quality assurance, construction management, and field supervision and safety. Simmons also specializes in welding, mechanical and civil aspects including oil and gas pipeline (mainline and gathering systems), petrochemical/fossil fuels, cryogenic facilities, compressor stations, manufacturing, nuclear, drilling completion, education and training, and safety and loss control.

Simmons has a wealth of teaching and industrial experience, having taught at TSTI, Clarendon College, and Frank Phillips College; as well as working at Fluor Daniel, Brown and Root, WHM Custom Services, 3i Inspection, Agrium, QDB Consulting, and OneOK, among others.

This work took Simmons throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, California, and other states where he completed jobs in oil and gas as well as nuclear power plant construction. Simmons is also a licensed fixed wing and helicopter pilot as well as holding a CDL.

Simmons is enthusiastic about being part of Clarendon College and is looking forward to working with the students. CC President Tex Buckhaults stated that he is excited about the opportunity for students to learn under Simmons due to his wealth of experience, enthusiasm toward his field, and passion for education. He believes Simmons will have a very positive impact on the college, particularly with the students that will benefit from his teaching.

Starting this fall, Simmons will be teaching welding in Clarendon in the mornings and in Pampa during the evenings. He will also be developing Industrial Maintenance options in Pampa.

Anyone interested in information about Clarendon College admission and tuition, please visit or call (806) 874-3571 or toll free at (800) 687-9737. Mark Simmons may also be contacted at or at 806-665-8801


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