Chuck Batcke, CML, CPS

Chuck has been in the physical security field for 21 years. He owned and operated a locksmith shop for 12 of those years. In those 21 years he has had many unique opportunities to work with many branches of the government, and law enforcement, and brings a wealth of knowledge in covert and surreptitious entry techniques. No stranger to education, Chuck has thousands of hours under his belt instructing technical courses throughout the world. Chuck is also an ACE Certified instructor through the ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc.

Andy Dennison, CMST, CML

Andy Dennison

Andy Dennison has been a locksmith since 1990 and an instructor since 1999. His experience covers a wide variety of locksmithing services with the majority of his time spent in the area of safes, vaults, and GSA containers. Before becoming a locksmith, he served four years in the U.S. Navy and another four years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After working for 15 years at a major locksmith company in the Washington, DC area, he moved to Kentucky in 2006 to work for MBA as a full-time instructor.

Mr. Dennison has been a certified instructor for Mas-Hamilton/Kaba-Mas since 1999.  He is also a factory authorized instructor for Sargent & Greenleaf, an ACE Certified instructor and Certified Master Locksmith through the ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc., a Certified Master SafeTech through the Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA), and is certified by the US General Services Administration (GSA) to conduct GSA certification courses.  In April 2019 he was inducted into the SAVTA Hall of Fame and was named SAVTA Instructor of the Year for 2020.

Mr. Dennison is recognized as an authority on both mechanical and electro-mechanical locking devices with over 30 years of experience installing, servicing, and troubleshooting numerous common and obscure mechanical and electro-mechanical locking systems.  He is also a recognized authority on GSA approved security containers and vault doors and is the author of the bestselling reference book, "GSA Container Identification".

Contract Instructors

John Falle

John Falle is the brilliant designer of scores of ingenious lock opening tools, and his enthusiasm and genius is evident in his superb classes. John is the designer of numerous advanced opening tools, as well as the renowned Falle Pick Set. Mr. Falle's services are available in North America exclusively through MBA USA. Please contact us for your training requirements concerning John's advanced equipment, and we will give you a quotation. These courses require up to one year advanced notice to schedule, and are available only to select government agencies.

Martin Newton, CPS

Martin is a recognized expert on lever-type key locks, and has extensive knowledge of other mechanical locking devices. He has a background as a covert-entry specialist, making him an ideal instructor for our tactical training courses. As a partner in the U.K. firm, "Safe Ventures", Martin keeps his expertise up-to-date with constant practice in the field. Available to select government agencies.

Ed Woods, CML, CPS

Ed is an automotive locksmithing specialist with many years working in the automotive industry. Ed is a consultant to many manufacturers of automotive locksmithing related tools and equipment and is a Certified ACE Instructor, a long time member of ALOA and has taught automotive locksmithing classes at ALOA conventions and at ACE class events. Ed is the 2006 recipient of the ALOA Continuing Education (ACE) Instructor of the Year award which is presented annually by the ALOA Training Department.