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Steve Gibson, Chairman of the Board

Steve Gibson is a 25+ year veteran of the automotive industry. Beginning as a shop helper at a friend’s garage at age 16, Steve has worked in independent repair, retail and wholesale parts sales, and for an aftermarket parts manufacturer. Steve created and managed a first of its kind education program for K&N Filters, helping students gain enthusiasm for the automotive industry through simple aftermarket performance upgrades. Steve joined NACAT in 2009 to increase student reach by training the instructors on these same principles. Joining the NACAT Board in 2013, Steve is now helping shape the organization to continue serving member instructors and their students for success in the classroom and beyond. Aside from instructor and student training, Steve enjoys competing in Land Speed Racing events with his 1971 Camaro, classic V-drive ski boats, and makes his home in Riverside, California.

Ed Martin

Hello, I am NACAT board member 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.

Louie Longhi

Louie Longhi is the Training Director/Lead since the creation of the Training Center in 2011.

Prior to joining IAM Local 701, Longhi worked as a Senior Instructor at Chicago’s Lincoln College of Technology for more than 18 years. An ASE Master Certified Technician, G1, L1, T6 & T7.

In 1996 began working with the Illinois chapter of SkillsUSA, in 2020 became the supervisor for the automotive technology competition. Since 2015 has been a judge for National Skills USA automotive technology competition. In 2008 was the recipient of the SkillsUSA Illinois “Red Blazer Award,” the organization’s highest honor. Has held an elected Official for the Justice Park district for the last 10 years. Presently holds the position of president.

Longhi’s career started as an automotive technician in 1982, where he worked his way up to Senior Lead Automotive Technician and Shop Foreman. In 1985, became a Journeyman Mechanic.

Has served as Steward, Negotiating Committee Member and President of the Lincoln Technical Instructor’s Union.

An Eagle Scout and has served as a boy scout leader for 13 years. Graduated from Allied Institute of Technology with a certificate in automotive technology in 1982 with highest honors.

Martin Duvic

Married with four grown children. Born in New Orleans raised in Jackson MS lived in the Baton Rouge area for the past 45 years.

Currently an Equipment inspector at Louisiana DOTD. In the Statewide signal light and sign section out of Baton Rouge. In addition to my inspection duties are employee training on Bucket, Platform, Derrick Digger trucks, and Forklifts too. A Great job transition from the classroom at this point in my career.

Instructor at the Post-secondary level for 16 years in Baton Rouge.

Left the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baton Rouge as a fleet mechanic in 1999 after 15 years to teach.

Graduated from a high school auto program in 1975. Worked at a few dealerships and independent shops before going into fleets in 1980.

ASE Master Auto and HD truck.

Served two previous terms on the NACAT Board 2011-2017

Bible Study along with fishing are a few of my passions

Todd Richardson

Todd entered the automotive industry at 10 years old after his family bought an American Parts System parts store that later changed names to Big A Auto parts.  He worked in the aftermarket parts industry for almost 20 years before joining a GM dealership parts department.  Three years later he was promoted to Service Department Manager and continued doing that for nine years until he entered the business of Education at Utah State University, formerly College of Eastern Utah.  He has taught college automotive technology courses since 2013.  

Todd is married, has four children and lives in Price, Utah.   As an active member of his church, he serves in a Bishopric for young single adults.   He enjoys the outdoors especially fishing, hunting and ATV riding.  Camping with the family is his all-time favorite activity.  

Hobbies include construction equipment repair and operation, old cars, and remodeling houses.  Currently working to learn post and beam building systems, sawyer, sawmills, and water well drilling. 

Todd looks forward to making a difference in the automotive industry by serving on the NACAT board to help plan successful conferences and develop superior automotive technology instructors.   

Ronald Morris

Ronald Morris has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Ron started as a shop helper, then became a general technician, which led to becoming a lead technician. During his time as a technician, he specialized in drivability and transmission. Eventually, Ron transitioned into the owner/operator role while continuing his education. 

For the last 13 years, Ron has been a full-time Automotive Instructor. He has taught at high school and community college levels. He is currently serving as Automotive instructor at Guilford Technical Community College.

Ron has served in numerous capacities with SkillsUSA North Carolina. Since 2016, he has served as a committee member/judge. In 2019 he expanded his engagement by taking on the College Chair role and serving as a judge for Nationals SkillsUSA Automotive Competitions.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University. Ron also holds an Associate Degree from Kankakee Community College in Automotive technology and Associates Degree from Brown Mackie College in Business Administration.

Ron is certified as an ASE Master Automotive Technician and "L1" Advanced Engine Performance. He is also certified in A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines, L3 Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist, C1 Automotive Service.

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