Thursday, 27 July 2017

About the Author

Tracey R. Hind

Car Guy Extraordinaire

I am essentially just another car guy but I like to educate people as I mix in some useless opinions. I have been working on cars my entire life but have done so professionally since 1999. I currently work in the technical training department for a major auto manufacturer. In the past I spent many years working as a professor of automotive and alternative fuel vehicle technology at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, WY. I also spent many years as an automotive technician.

During my career as a technician I worked in both independent shops and dealerships. My dealership experience was with Honda and Toyota dealerships. I worked in an independent shop that dealt mostly with domestic cars, and later worked for a shop that dealt mostly with European cars. This has given me good experience working on everything you can imagine.

Working at Western Wyoming Community College I was in charge of making sure the automotive technology curriculum was relevant and fell inline with the needs of the automotive service industry. I taught classes in all automotive systems helping students reach their educational goals. I also developed a certificate program in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology. This was the first program of its kind in the intermountain west.

Today I develop training programs and solution for a major auto manufacturer which for the time being shall remain nameless, suffice it to say that I don’t live in Michigan…not that there’s anything wrong with that great state.

Certifications and Certificates

  • ASE Certified Master Technician A1-A8
  • ASE Certified Light-Duty Diesel A9
  • ASE Certified Alternative Fuel Technician F1 (Natural Gas Vehicles)
  • ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist L1 Engine Performance
  • Honda Gold Level Certified Technician
  • Certified Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CSA America)
  • EPA Section 608 Certified
  • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • AAS Degree, Automotive Technology, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • BS Degree, Automotive Technology, Business and Product Development, Weber State University, Ogden, UT


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