Larry Wheeler

Position title: CoE Shops Mgr. & ECB Building Mgr.

Email: larry.wheeler@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 261-1112

Address:
Rm B1084
1550 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

I was born and raised in what is now known as the Water Park Capital of The World, the Wisconsin Dells/ Lake Delton area. I graduated from Wis. Dells High School and then on to Madison College ( MATC) where I graduated from the 2 year Automotive Program and then went on to the Machine Tool Program. I worked at an engine rebuilding shop for a year or so and then into the UW System here in Madison. I have been here now for almost 40 years holding many positions in both Civil Engineering’s Hydraulics Lab and Shop, with the last 10 years currently serving as the TEAMLab Shop Manager. For the last 40 years I have enjoyed as a hobby the sport of Scuba Diving with the last 25 year as a Scuba Instructor Trainer Evaluator teaching Instructor candidates and Instructors through the level of Instructor Trainers. I hold many certifications including Wreck Diving, Deep Diving and Nitrox Diving through the Instructor level. My second passion is cinema and films. I have been a collector of vintage movie posters from the 40’s – 90’s. I have over 1000 posters in my collection and enjoy framing and displaying them myself in my home.