NATEF announces officers for 2013

Dec. 26, 2012

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) today announced the officers and board of trustees for 2013.

Katharine Oliver, assistant state superintendent, career and college readiness, Maryland State Department of Education, is chairman; Colin Williamson, dean, School of Transportation Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa., is vice-chairman, and Joe Torchiana, president of One Stop Tire and Auto Service, Inc., West Chester, Pa., serves as treasurer. Bill Bergen, national training and technology manager, product quality and service support for Toyota, is past chairman.

 “NATEF benefits greatly from the knowledge and counsel of our officers and board of trustees,” says Trish Serratore, NATEF president. “These dedicated individuals provide the ongoing guidance that keeps NATEF in touch with the educational needs of our industry. We are grateful for their service and the support of their respective companies in helping to ensure the supply of qualified, entry-level automotive professionals well into the future.” 

NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation. The NATEF process has resulted in accredited automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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