Josh McFarlin of I-CAR.

Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- February 22, 2017 -- Josh McFarlin, I-CAR’s Director, Curriculum and Product Development, has been named to the board of directors for the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). McFarlin will be serving his first three-year term and bringing his automotive and technical training experience to the ATMC board.

ATMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of training and professional development within the transportation service industry. The addition of McFarlin to the ATMC board allows the organization to benefit from his experience driving innovation in I-CAR’s collision repair education and knowledge programs.

“I have been a member of the ATMC organization for a number of years and I have watched the membership grow to nearly 200 members strong,” McFarlin said. “I am excited to bring my experience to the table and contribute to the growth of the organization for the betterment of automotive training in our industry.”

McFarlin has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and is in his fourth year as I-CAR’s Director, Curriculum and Product Development, where he leads the product development team in the creation of all training materials and works with the rest of the I-CAR leadership team to develop and refine growth strategies for the organization. Prior to joining I-CAR, McFarlin was Curriculum Manager at Raytheon Technical Services Company for eight years, and has served as a Service Engineer for both Audi AG and Ford Motor Company, and as Heavy Line Technician and Team Leader at Greenway Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Chris Chesney, Senior Director, Customer Training, Advance Auto Parts – CARQUEST Technical Institute is the new chair of the ATMC Board. Other officers of the eleven-member board are Treasurer Ron Kato, Technical and Body Training Manager, Toyota Motor Sales North America; Secretary Tim Zilke, President and CEO, ASE; Past Chair, Holly Gerke, Director of Technical Training, Penske Truck Leasing, and David Milne, President of ATMC. Jim Boyd, Manager of Fleet Technical Services, Southeastern Freight Lines; Jim Geopfrich, Manager, North American Market, NAPA AutoTech; Ken Benson, Training Field Ops Manager, Subaru of America Training; Laura Lyons, President, ATech Training, and Glenn Dahl, Manager, Technical Operations, Bridgestone Retail Operations round out the board.
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