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Drew Barnes, President

Drew Barnes is Automotive Instructor at Vale High School, in Vale, OR. He has 12 years of teaching experience with the last 9 of those at Vale High School. Vale High School Automotive Service Technology is a comprehensive 4 year high school automotive training program, which like many programs offers students the opportunity to graduate with ASE Certification. Prior to teaching he worked as an automotive technician in both a GM dealership and an independent automotive repair facility. Drew is a 2005 Graduate of the General Motors ASEP program. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a current NACAT board member.

Ed Martin, Vice President

Hello, I am NACAT Vice President Edward Martin.  I am just about to begin my 12th year of teaching Automotive Repair at Pickens Technical College in Aurora Colorado.

I am an ASE Master technician with additional certifications in MLR, Light Duty Diesel, and Advanced Engine Performance.  I am also a Ford Senior Master technician, and I have 37 years of experience in the auto repair field.  I also currently serve as the Pathway Chair for transportation department at my college.  I have spent the lion’s share of my career working in Ford dealerships in both the Lincoln Nebraska area and in Denver Colorado.

My transition into teaching was fairly seamless as I was always teaching an apprentice while in the Ford dealership role.  I decided to formalize my role as a teacher because of the satisfaction I felt when my apprentices would leave my bay and make it on their own in the shop.  Teaching is by far the most rewarding part of my long career and I hope to continue this for many years to come.

Steve Tucker, Secretary/Treasurer

Steve Tucker believes that a solid education in Basic Automotive Technology is necessary to progress, grow and become a lifelong learner as an automotive technician.  Steve is Professor Emeritus at SUNY Delhi with 32 years of teaching experience and holds a B.S. and M.S. Ed. (Career and Technical Education).   In 2016 Steve was awarded the SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.   Steve has been a NACAT member for over 25 years and enjoys representing the membership as a Board Member. Prior to his career in automotive education Steve worked for over 10 years as a Certified Master Technician at independent repair shops and a GM Dealership.
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