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About Us

Honeywell Analytics Product Application and Training Support (PATS) team is committed to improving the competence and confidence of our customers – internal and external – by providing the highest quality application and sales training on our industry leading gas detection products. For any questions about Honeywell Gas Detection training please contact us at:


Our Instructors:

    Mike Holmes – High Tech Product Specialist Globally

Mike Holmes has been with Honeywell Analytics and the gas detection industry for over 25 years supporting a wide range of industry focused applications ranging from commercial spaces, light and heavy industrial, semiconductor and food processing industries.

Mike is based in Texas with ties to global support as a subject mater expert for High Tech and Semi-Conductor products and applications. 

Mike’s education includes an Associate degree in Electronics and a Bachelors Degree in Management.

   Dave Lucha – RAE Portables & Wireless Product Specialist Globally

Dave Lucha currently is the Technical Trainer/Product Specialist for Honeywell’s RAE Systems. He has been with RAE since February of 2004. Dave has a degree in Electronics Technology. He started his career at RAE as a repair technician. Gradually he moved into the Technical Support department and was its manager from 2007-2012. In April of 2012, Dave became the Technical Trainer where he supports and provides user and service training for the RAE product line to members of the US Army National Guard Civil Support Teams, technicians from Authorized Distributors and many Fire Department Hazmat team.  Other courses he teaches include the Meshguard Systems and other wireless products from RAE Systems.   Dave’s second language is Spanish and he is a licensed USSF soccer (futbol) referee. 

  Charles Simek – Fixed Product Specialist US & Canada

Charles Simek has been with Fire Sentry since 2000 and joined Honeywell Analytics as part of the acquisition in 2012. He has served the Industrial Fire and Gas Detection Industry for 30 years and has been a member of the NFPA Building Safety Section for the last 14 years. Charles is a Subject Matter Expert on Electro-Optical Flame Detectors and is currently based in Pasadena, Texas working for the Honeywell Analytics’ Marketing Team for the Premium Line of Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Equipment, focusing on Training, Industrial Applications, and Product Technology.

He has worked as an Electronics Technician, Technical Writer, Training Coordinator, Inside Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Business Development Manager, and is currently employed as a Product and Technology Specialist. Charles holds a degree in Applied Science of Electronic Engineering and received a Certificate for Technical Writing from the California State University in Fullerton.

Mike Vigil  – BW Portables & Wireless Product Specialist US & Canada

Mike began his career in gas detection in 2010 with BW Technologies. Prior to his role as BW Technical Training and Product Applications Specialist he worked as a service technician and technical support, gaining experience on both the BW and RAE product lines. He previously served on the team as our Distributor Service Manager and BW product SME. Mike has an Associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering from ITT Technical Institute. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, swimming, running, working out, mud runs and obstacle course races.