Bruce Amacker, owner and instructor of TurboTraining, has been named Educator of the Year at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) 2007 Conference held recently in Long Beach, CA. Each year Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for excellence in automotive repair instruction.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to join with NACAT for another year to honor those who have demonstrated a commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry,” said Karen Wagner, marketing manager for Mitchell 1. “Bruce Amacker has an outstanding reputation as an instructor and trainer and we feel he is an outstanding choice for this award. Everyone at Mitchell 1 would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Bruce for winning this prestigious award.”
Amacker was presented with a check for $500 along with a recognition certificate, courtesy of Mitchell 1.
Since 1998, Amacker has been the owner of TurboTraining, where he provides instruction and training for PowerStroke/T444E/ DT466E Engines, School Bus Fleet Maintenance, ABS Braking Systems, Multiplexing, Automotive Fuel Control, and other topics across the United States. He has more than 25 years of repair experience.
From 1977 through 2003, Amacker was the owner and operator of Fleet Plus where he employed three full-time technicians under his management, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair tools. At Fleet Plus, he specialized in light- and medium-duty truck repair for small businesses. He has also attended ASE writing workshops as an evaluator and editor. Amacker is certified as an ASE master Automobile Technician.
Selection criteria for the Educator of the Year award requires that a master automotive technician excel on all ASE automotive tests, including A1 A8 (Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance) and the L1 (Advanced Engine Performance Exam).
For more information on Mitchell 1 products and services, automotive professionals can log onto the company’s website at www.mitchell1.com.