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About Dave

I have been spinning wrenches in the automotive industry for 22 years, I’ve been running my own automotive repair facility for 12 years, and I have been a Chevy lover for 48. When the opportunity presented itself to be a contributor for CHEVYGEEK.COM, it was a no-brainer for me.

Following Randy’s huge footsteps won’t be easy. I may not have seen a more qualified technician in my life. Randy’s credentials speak loudly to his expertise. I only hope that I can serve you half as well as Randy has over the past few years.

Where do we go from here?
Dave

The first time I held a wrench over the fender of a car was in 1976. Granted, I had no idea what I was doing at that time because I was only 6 months old. But I’m honoured that my father trusted me to work on his 1969 Chevy Nova SS at such a young age.


My grandfather taught me the value of hard work, and I take that to work with me every day. I can still hear him say “The world doesn’t owe you a living, son”. Now that I have kids of my own, I am trying to pass that value on to the next generation.


My first real job in automotive repair was at a GM dealership. My trade school was done at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Several years, and one child, later I bought a small automotive business, which I run by myself in a small town in Ontario. Being the only man in the shop every day has exposed me to every facet of the business. I think that this fact may have granted me a unique perspective that many individuals aren’t lucky enough to possess.


Going forward, I think that exposing myself to opportunities like this, taking on a role at CHEVYGEEK.COM, will help me progress in my journey toward personal excellence; which, as Andy Frisella always reminds us, is the ultimate rebellion.

About Randy

 

My name is Randy Worner.

 

Randy Worner

I have been working on cars and trucks for almost 45 years.

For the last 36 years I have taught Automotive / Diesel Technology classes for UTI, Snap On Tools, Chrysler, Pepboys, Lone Star College, NAPA and TBC Corporation.

I manned the technical assistance hotline for UTI and their Custom Training Group for 4 ½ years, Pepboys for over 4 ½ years and TBC Corporation for 6 months. In the 10 years at Chrysler, we constantly fielded calls from technicians in the field.

I own a technical writing company known as Supreme Technical Services. It is ASE Gold Seal certified.

I have an Associate’s degree in Business Fundamentals, and a certificate in Automotive and Diesel Transportation Technology.

I am a member of:

     

    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    • National Automotive Service Technicians Foundation (NASTF)

    • International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN)

    • Diagnostic Network (DN)

I am a firm supporter of ASE and technician certification. I carry 48 current certifications.

     

    • ASE/ACA World Class Technician ( 1 of 2030 in last 35 years)

    • ASE – Certified Master Auto Technician, Certified Master Truck Technician

    • Certified Master Collision Technician, Advanced Engine Performance L1,

    • Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis L2, Light Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles L3

    • Master School Bus Technician, Master Transit Bus Technician

    • Master Truck Equipment Technician, Undercar X1, Alternate Fuels F1

    • Service Advisor C1, Medium/Heavy Truck Parts P1, Automobile Parts P2

I am a U.S. Army veteran. I served 4 years as a Mechanic, Shop Foreman and Motor Sergeant. Was awarded the Army Commendation Medal while stationed in Germany.

I live in Conroe, Texas, and I am not only a Native Texan, I am a Native Houstonian!

I have been married to the same wonderful woman for 42 years. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.