Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
Advisory Committees

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

Automotive Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Michael Bastian, Owner, Bastian Tire Sales
  • Mr. Pat McCormick, Technical Operations Coordinator, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Alan Wyland, Owner, Dave's Service Center
  • Mr. Joseph D Fosko, Senior Service Specialist, AAA East Penn
  • Mr. Steve Kaiser Jr., General Manager, Fairfield Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Mr. Beau Keyte, Service Manager, Blaise Alexander Chevrolet
  • Mr. Patrick A Dixon, Instructor - Automotive, Williamsport Area School District
  • Mr. Nick Rieber, Assistant Service Manager, The Faulkner Organization

Automotive Ford Asset Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Doug Dietrich, Service Manager, Haldeman Ford
  • Mr. Mike Kahler, Service Manager, Beasley Ford Lincoln Mercury
  • Mr. Rob Mathias, Service Director, Maguire's Ford of Hershey
  • Mr. Pat McCormick, Technical Operations Coordinator, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Kerry Straub, Service Manager, Sunbury Motors
  • Mr. Norm Zoumas, Parts and Service Director, Hoffman Ford Sales, Inc.
  • Mr. James J Kelly, Field Service Engineer, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Jamie Kring, Service Manager, Tom Masano Auto Group
  • Mr. Donald D Dresse, Jr., Service Director, Fairfield Auto Group
  • Mr. Brendan Coursey, Field Service Engineer - Mid Atlantic Area, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Joshua Keister, Shop Manager, Lead Technician, Hoffman Ford Land

Automotive Honda Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Jason C Baab, Service Manager, American Honda
  • Mr. Michael Flynn, Service Manager, Motorworld Automotive Group
  • Mr. John Komar, Sales & Service, Faulkner Dealership
  • Mr. Jeffry S Smith, Service Manager, Murray Honda #207710
  • Mr. John W Sonday, Service Manager, Piazza Honda/Acura of Reading
  • Ms. Kelly Marquardt, Service Manager, Apple Honda, Apple Automotive Co.

Automotive Technology Management Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Joel Anstrom, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. C. William Garner, Retired, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Univ.
  • Mr. Patrick McCormick, Technical Operations Coordinator, Ford Motor Company
  • Paul McQuay, Ph.D., President, Paul McQuay & Associates, L.L.C.
  • Mr. Anthony J Piccari, Aftersales Department, Ferrari North America, Inc.
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Carlo Santora, Corporate Technical Training Instructor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Dr. Dorothy Chappel, Superintendent, Jersey Shore Area School District
  • Mr. Joey A Fleck, Competency Based Teacher Education Coordinator, The Penn State University
  • Dr. Mark D Threeton, Assistant Professor, Workforce Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Aviation Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. James Brady, Senior Manager, Quality Control, United Airlines
  • Mr. Christopher Burns, Director, Maintenance, Polari's Aviation Solution
  • Mr. William Hertz, QA Inspector, Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc.
  • Mr. George F McKinney, Sr., Vice President, Air-Parts of Lock Haven, Inc.
  • Mr. David Hefflefinger, Manager-Aviation Support, The Hershey Company
  • Mr. S. Michael Vennie, Aviation Business Consultant, Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc.
  • Mr. William Snyder, Federal Aviation Administration, Retired
  • Mr. Robert Evans, Training & Safety Director, Compliance Officer, Sterling Helicopter
  • Mr. Franklin A Hartman, Delivery Manager, Airbus Airlines, Final Assembly Line
  • Mr. Linh Do, Aviation Technician, PepsiCo Aviation
  • Mr. Mark L Medinger, General Manager of Commercial Field Support, Bell Helicopter Textron
  • Mr. Jeffery Gazey, Director, Aviation Maintenance, Geisinger Health System
  • Mr. Kevin Pannebakker, Aircraft Maintenance, Dassault Falcon Jet, Wilmington
  • Mr. Douglas R Phillips, Maintenance Flight Engineer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Mr. Terrence A Heim, IA/Chief Inspector, Agape Avionics
  • Mr. Joel A Glover, Director, Maintenance, Advanced Lancaster LP
  • Mr. Andrew D Zook, Senior Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Air Products and Chemicals
  • Mr. Aaron Phillips, Aircraft Technician, Pfizer Inc.

Collision Repair Advisory Committee

  • Mr. John Martin, Manager, Performance Learning, PPG Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Rusty Orelli, Owner, Orelli Supply, Inc.
  • Mr. David Pachutski, Owner, Dave's Auto Body Clinic
  • Mr. Dennis Schlauch, Property Claims Trainer, State Farm Insurance
  • Mr. Denny Steward, Service First Inspector, State Farm Insurance
  • Mr. Ed Stroble, Owner, Stroble's Garage
  • Mr. Paul Vollman, Service Manager, Budman Auto Body
  • Mr. Greg Wesner, General Manager, Orelli Supply, Inc.
  • Mr. Robert Noaker, Jr., Owner, Noaker's Auto Body LLC
  • Mr. David W Swartzlander, CEO, CPR Auto Center, LLC
  • Mr. J. Todd Warren, Sales Representative, PPG Industries
  • Mr. Evan Bieber, Manager, Collision Repair, Faulkner Collision Center of Hanover
  • Mr. Thomas Klostik, Sales Representative, DuPont Performance Coatings
  • Mr. Daniel L Maloney Jr., US & Mexico Sales Manager, H & S Autoshot, Inc.
  • Mr. Brian A Moore, CPCU, Claims Manager - Material Damage, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hunter, Shop Manager, Quality Collision Inc.

Diesel Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Don Casterline, Owner, Casterline Diesel, Inc.
  • Mr. Jack Neidig, Instructor, SUN Area Career & Technology Center
  • Mr. John Niebauer, General Manager, W. W. Engine & Supply, Inc.
  • Mr. Tom Pratt, Product Trainer, Allison Transmissions
  • Mr. Douglas C Wetzel, Engine Training Instructor, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Jay A Zeigler, Manager, Truck Engine Department, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company Inc.
  • Mr. Raymond A Roland, Shop Operations Manager, Travel Centers of America
  • Mr. Joseph Leasure, Operations Manager, Service & Rental, Cummins Bridgeway, LLC
  • Mr. Michael Ritchey, Vice President/Owner, Curry Supply Co.
  • Mr. Eric Faust, Equipment Maintenance Foreman, Halliburton Energy Services
  • Mr. Frank Miller, Sales Manager, Parts & Service, Kenworth of PA
  • Mr. Gregory A Moser, Manager, FedEx Freight
  • Mr. John D Motto, Diagnostic Technician, Penn Power Group
  • Mr. Matthew Fogtman, On-highway Product Support Representative, Alban CAT

Forest Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Kenneth Balliet, President, Susquehanna Forest Services, Inc.
  • Dr. Blair T Carbaugh, Professor of Biology Emeritus, Lock Haven University
  • Mr. Marc Lewis, Vice President, Lewis Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Jeffrey S Prowant, District Forester, Bureau of Forestry
  • Mr. Larry Sheats, Field Forester, PA Game Commission
  • Mr. Ray Wheeland, Owner, Wheeland Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Curtis Wolfhope, Sales Representative, Lewis Lumber Products, Inc.
  • Ms. Renee Carey, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Mr. Gerald L Hoy, Forester, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
  • Mr. Jeffrey Liedtka, Vice President of Forestry Operations, King's Sawmill, Inc.
  • Ms. Sarah E Johnson, GIS Analyst & Forest Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
  • Mr. Paul Lyskava, Executive Director, PA Forest Products Association
  • Mr. Regan Swartzentruber, Manager, Ontario Hardwood Co., Inc.

Heavy Construction Caterpillar Equipment Emphasis Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Gary W Shields, Jr., Manager, On-Hwy Technical Support, Alban Tractor Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Karl Quinn, Training Manager, Alban Tractor Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Ron Garber, Service Administration Manager, Giles & Ransome
  • Dawn Bernitt-Perito, PHR, Recruiting Manager, HO Penn Machinery Company
  • Mr. Curt Keefer, Operations Manager, Const. Service Div., Ransome CAT

Heavy Construction Equipment Operator Emphasis Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Ben Brubacher, President, Brubacher Excavating, Inc.
  • Mr. Robert Capps, Director, Field Recruiting, Retention & Career Development, American Infrastructure, Inc.
  • Mr. Guy Fairchild, President, Fairchild Brothers, Inc.
  • Mr. Hank Frew, Field-Tec Services Inc.
  • Mr. Kevin Fritzinger, Equipment Manager, Independence Construction Materials
  • Mr. Michael Hohl, General Manager/Owner, Lyons & Hohl, Inc.
  • Mr. Duane R Laylon, Purchasing Agent, Resource Management Services
  • Mr. Max Persun, Operations Supervisor, Wayne Township Landfill
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wiker, Vice President of Operations, H. L. Wiker Inc.
  • Mr. Jeffrey D Lawson, Sr., Superintendent, Lycoming Supply, Inc.
  • Mr. Bryan E Frey, General Superintendent, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Mr. Mark E Keller, Project Superintendent, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Mr. Jason F Ritchey, Technology Solutions Manager, Cleveland Bros. - SITECH Allegheny

Heavy Construction Equipment Technician Emphasis Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Ken Lebeda, Master Mechanic, Hanson Aggregates
  • Mr. Bruce D Mackay, Product Support Manager, Schramm Inc.
  • Mr. Karl Quinn, Training Manager, Alban Tractor Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Dana E Bernier, Service Manager, Highway Equipment & Supply Co.
  • Mr. Robert E Probst Jr., Partner, Operator, Smith Excavating & Construction
  • Mr. Michael Werner, Construction Equipment Dealer, ASC Equipment Company
  • Mr. Jerry Skiff, General Manager of Product Support, Anderson Equipment Company
  • Mr. Kevin Brookhart, Technical Training Instructor, CNH Industrial

Landscape Horticulture Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. David J Foresman, Recruitment Consultant, The Brickman Group, Ltd.
  • Mr. Todd Mason, Turf Trade
  • Mr. Steven Nagy, Foreman, Consulting Arborist, Recruiting/Trainer, Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Mr. Brett T Runkle, Roadside Specialist, PA Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Gerrit Strathmeyer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Strathmeyer Landscape Development Corp.
  • Mr. Adrian S Karver, Area Manager/Branch Safety Coordinator, Ruppert Landscape
  • Mr. Scott A Burk, Owner, Scott's Landscaping, Inc.
  • Mr. Seth Wyncoll, Penn College Student
  • Mr. Jeremy Russell, Penn College Student
  • Mr. Ian Groy, Arborist Representative, The F. A. Bartlett Experts
  • Mr. Michael Derk, President, Creative Plantscapes Inc.
  • Ms. Alyssa Richner, M. S. Hershey Foundations/Hershey Gardens

Restoration Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Mark H Lizewskie, Museum Curator/Restorer/Executive Director, JWR Automobile Museum
  • Mr. Paul A Vorbach, Owner/Partner; Chief Operating Officer, Hahn & Woodward Auto Restoration
  • Mr. William R Hahn, Owner/Partner/Chief Executive Office, Hahn & Woodward Auto Restoration
  • Mr. Dennis Frick, President, Europa Macchina, Inc.
  • Ms. Lori Van Houten Frick, Vice President and COO, Europa Macchina, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael W Engard, Owner, Ragtops & Roadsters Inc.
  • Mr. Samuel Troup, Assistant Service Manager, C. J. Pony Parts
  • Mr. Walter M Higgins, Project Manager, Automotive Restoration, Higgins Restoration
  • Mr. Edwon B Stroble, Jr., Owner, Stroble & Twigg Auto Restoration
  • Mr. Ronald G Smith, Owner, Superior Auto Service Co., Inc.
  • Mr. Earl Mowrey, Jr., Owner, Mowrey Contractors LLC
  • Mr. King D Joseph, Retired

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