Meet Our Instructors

Mr. Herman

Mr. Herman

My name is Mr Herman and I have been at the Tech Center since 1998. This year we will focus on light body repair, refinishing, welding and  mechanical/ electrical repair.

 

Automotive Industry Credential

  • Master ASE certified automotive repair technician

  • I-Car certified welder

  • PPG certified technician

Education Credentials
 

  • Masters degree in education from Western Michigan University
  • Bachelors degree in Career Technical Education from Ferris State University
  • Associates degree in Collision Repair Technology from Ferris State University

Industry Experience

3 years GM dealership

5 years independent bodyshop

Other Interests

Fishing

Camping

Car shows

If you have any questions about the program, e-mail me at: jarrodherman@kentisd.org

 

Mr. Heinz

Mr. Heinz

I’m Mr. Heinz, and I have been teaching at the Tech Center since 2008. I teach non-structural repair, painting refinishing, structural repair, and custom painting and airbrushing.

 

Automotive Industry Credentials

  • ASE Master certified in collision repair
  • Michigan State certified mechanic in Unitized Structural Repair
  • PPG certified technician

Education Credentials

Bachelors degree in Psychology with special education emphasis from Grand Valley State Univ.

Industry Experience

20 years in an Independent auto collision repair shop

Other Interests

  • Fishing
  • Bow hunting
  • Riding horse in sorting and penning competitions
  • Camping
  • Baseball

If you have any questions about the program, e-mail me at: charlesheinz@kentisd.org

Mr. Rice

Mr. Rice

I’m Mr. Rice, and I joined the Collision team in the 2017-18 school year. 

Ms. Doornbos

Kim Doornbos

Ms. Doornbos - Tool Crib Attendant