automotive

Automotive Technology - Faculty

The following faculty work in Madison Area Technical College's Automotive Technician/Technology programs.

Full-time Instructors:

Paul Flogel - Program Director 

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Telephone: (608) 246-6823

Education

2-year Automotive Diploma from Madison Area Technical College

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician

Automotive Work Experience

14 years of automotive experience

10 years at A-1 Trans mission Service in Madison, WI
4 years at Kalscheur Dodge in Cross Plains, WI

Dave Heinzen

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Telephone: (608)246-6822

Education

Vocational Diploma in Automotive Service
Bachelor of Science in Technology Education

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
ASE Service Consultant

Automotive Work Experience

10 years of automotive experience:

1 year as a Honda/Acura technician in California
9 years at Clausen Automotive in Madison, WI as a technician and service manager

Craig Lathrop

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Telephone: (608) 246-6819

Education

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Madison Area Technical College
Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin Stout

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Undercar Specialist
ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Medium/Heavy Truch Technician
ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist (L1)

Automotive Work Experience

7 years of automotive experience

Joe Padrutt

Image of Joe PadruttTelephone: (608) 243-4317

Education

Bachelor of Science in Adult Education
Automotive Technology Courses at Madison Area Technical College

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician

Automotive Work Experience

10 years of automotive service experience

John Palacios

Image of John PalaciosTelephone: (608) 246-6816

Education

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from a GM ASEP training program in Texas

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist (L1) 

Automotive Work Experience

Approximately 14 years including:

9 years as a GM technician at various dealerships
4.5 years at an independent used car dealership

Greg Weier

Image of Greg WeierTelephone: (608) 246-6817

Education

Vocational Diploma in Automotive Service
Bachelor of Science in Technology Education
Masters Degree in Industrial Management

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician 

Automotive Work Experience

10 years at Chrysler Corporation in Belvedere, Il
15 years as the owner of an automotive repair/painting business

Steve Wilcox

An Image of Steve WilcoxTelephone: (608) 246-6815

Education

2 Year Automotive Diploma from Madison Area Technical College

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
ASE Master Engine Machinist
ASE certified in 34 additional areas

Automotive Work Experience

24 years in automotive service including:

8 years at Cenex in Cottage Grove, WI
16 years at Thorstad Chevrolet in Madison, WI

Part-time Instructors:

David Meister

Education

Bachelors of Science UW Platteville

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Master Engine Machinist

Automotive Work Experience

20 Years experience

12 years in independent shops
Owner of Daves Specialty Automotive - focusing on performance engines, chassis, fabrication and general automotive repair

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Education

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

ASE Undercar Specialist
ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance Specialist (L1)

Automotive Work Experience

22 Years independent repair shops in Oregon, WI

18 years at Gary Wille's Auto Service
4 years at Stoehr Automotive

Jim Capacio

Jim Willgrubs

Program Planner:

Dave Natysin