Shelton Mangum

What is your background in the industry?

I started in this industry when I was a teenager helping my Stepfather run wire. After leaving the Marine Corp I came onboard fulltime in the family business. I have worked in every capacity within the confines of a small company from wire puller to President of the company. I have dedicated my life around this industry with great determination to be the best I can with education being the key to my success.

What would you consider to be your specific area of expertise?

Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control and Intrusion Defense Systems.

Why have you invested your time in being a NTS Instructor?

I have been an instructor since 1997. I love the industry that has given me so much. I believe in giving back to this industry. Young technicians that are beginning their careers in this industry need to know that they have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and in their country by becoming experts in what they do. This is only accomplished with much study and dedication to their discipline.

What does it mean to you to teach others your craft?

It means a lot to teach others what I have learned. At the same time, I try to instill in their minds the need for them to diligently study on their own to become an asset to industry.