Meet Our Instructors

 

jarrod (1)

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

 

 charlie (1)

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

 

Support Staff

melissa  

Hi, I'm Mrs. Kaboos, and this is my 7th year as the Tool Crib Attendant. I make sure students have the tools and supplies they need to complete their projects.

Automotive Industry Certifications:
SEM Products
Audatex Estimating
6H Rule
Education:
Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management from Roosevelt University
Completed Global Career Development Facilitator Course
Industry Experience:
Checking in and out guests or checking in and out tools - it's all the same
(6 years with guests and 6 years with tools)
3 years co-owning/managing an auto salvage yard
Over 20 years of exposure to collision and resoration
Other Interests:
Watching my son play football and my daughter play tennis
Antique car shows and auctions
Boating
              

 Ken

 Mr. Vanderwarf - Career Specialist