Automotive Technology Management Alumni Testimonials
The School of Technology at UCM would like to recognize some of our outstanding alumni who have graduated from our programs. We would like to commend them for their success and to give them the opportunity to talk about their experience at UCM.
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"The Power Technology program at Central provided me the confidence to take a lead position in GM's Advanced Technology Program's by instilling a
strong sense of current automotive knowledge combined with the curiosity to stretch that knowledge to new limits. The degree I received opened up
a broad set of possibilities for me to help sustain my growth in the industry even 16 years after I graduated."
Stephen F Marlin, Driver Relationship Manager, (GM) Fuel Cell Activities
"Thanks to the UCM, I have been able to pursue a great career as a Factory Representative with the largest automotive remanufacturer in the United States, Jasper Engines and Transmissions. While attending UCM I was able to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in today’s Automotive Industry. I would not be positioning myself as a leader in the automotive market if not for the instruction, professors, application and atmosphere that you will only find at the UCM’s Automotive Department."
Matt Miller, Factory Representative - Houston, Tx., Jasper Engines and Transmissions
"The Automotive degree that I received from UCM, gave me the necessary skills in automotive technology & management to land my first entry level
job with General Motors. After working for GM, I then became employed by American Honda Motor
Company, Inc. where I have worked the last 21 years as a District Parts Service Manager. As an Alumni, I have been given the honor to serve on the UCM Automotive
Advisory Board for over 12 years. UCM is very committed to advisory
board input on curriculum changes to make sure that their degree is preparing the student for the real world. UCM offers an exceptional automotive degree that has given me a very satisfying & successful career! "
Michael A. Wehmeir, District Parts & Services Manager, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
"The Automotive Program at UCM provides a foundation built on common sense and solid technical knowledge. These qualities have been critical as a I
have progressed through business the past 17 years."
Lou Gilbert, Director, North American Marketing, Allison Transmission
"Since graduating UCM in 2004, I’ve had many successes with my career, ultimately leading to my current position as a District Parts and Service Manger with American Honda. The technical knowledge and experiences I gained through UCM have been invaluable in helping me achieve these goals. I would recommend UCM’s School of Technology to anyone who is looking for a rewarding career in the automotive industry."
Jennifer Kamler, District Parts and Service Manager, American Honda
"The automotive program helped me land my dream job by giving me not only knowledge of automobiles but also of the inner working of businesses. I am
now the Sales Manager of one of the largest classic car dealerships in the world, just two years after graduating!"
Brad Kline, Sales Manager, Gateway Classic Cars
“The Automotive degree prepared me to find a job in a technologically advancing workforce, and helped place me with a developing company, MHC Kenworth.”
Brenndan Zang, Service Manager, MHC Kenworth Atlanta
"Career decisions can be difficult, and none more so than choosing the right degree. Pursuing a B.A. in Music I was unsure of what I would do to provide for my family, so I switched to the Automotive Technology program at UCM. I realized that my social skills and the technical expertise I gained from UCM would be valuable assets when seeking employment. I graduated in May of 2007 and that same month started working at Cummins Inc. as a Customer Assistance Engineer. Now, just under three years later, I supervise the Customer Assistance group, a feat I could not have accomplished without the knowledge, skill set, and work ethic the Automotive Technology program at UCM instilled in me.
Daniel Cross, Supervisor, Cummins Inc. Customer Assistance Center
"Without my BS in Automotive Techology, I would not have made it to where I am now, it opened doors and provided me with knowledge that is excellent for working for a automotive company."
Derek M. Harmon
Ford Motor Company
“The UCM Automotive Program has been a strong foundation for becoming a field service manager in a very demanding industry. The diversity of the program provided both technical and administrative skill sets that are vital to a successful and rewarding career.Thanks again to a truly amazing staff!”
Field Service Manager, Technical Services & Support, AGCO
“UCM gave me the foundation to have a rewarding and successful career in the Automotive Industry. This foundation has provided me with many exciting opportunities globally!”
Phil Griggs, Chassis Launch Coordinator, General Motors