Applied and Environmental Technologies

John Mangin
(970) 339-6413


Applied & Environmental Technologies Faculty:

John Lenz
(970) 339-6626

John Lenz retired from Eastman Kodak Colorado Division as an Electrical/Mechanical Designer after 30 years. He completed his AAS in Engineering Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing from Aims Community College. John taught part-time at Aims for over five years in the Ď90s and has been teaching full-time ever since.

John teaches engineering technology and computer aided drafting classes. He hopes to start students on the path to engineering. His teaching is enriched by his 15 years of experience as a Journeyman Machinist with Sundstrand/Boeing Aviation and Eastman Kodak. His professional experience and working knowledge as a Manufacturing Technologist proves valuable both inside and outside of the classroom. John is an active member of SME and AutoCAD International UserGroup (AUIG).

John Mangin
(970) 339-6413

John Mangin came to Aims in Fall of 2006. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned a B.S. in Construction Administration. He then went on to earn a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University. Prior to his work at Aims, John worked as a Concrete Finisher for Froelich Concrete (1993-1997) and then moved to Monona Masonry to work as a Project Manager/Journeyman Bricklayer (1998-2005).

John currently teaches primarily in the Construction Management program, but is expanding his breadth to also teach some renewable and efficiency energy classes.

Lee McMains
(970) 339-6257

Lee earned a Bachelorís of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). While at UNC he was in the Society of Physics Students club and was a Program Coordinator for Alternative Break. He worked as an Applications Engineer for a research manufacturing company before coming to Aims Community College in 2011. He is currently working on a Masterís of Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School. Lee thoroughly enjoys discussing energy and manufacturing with students and the community.