Donal Howell, representing the California Automotive Teachers, has been appointed to CAWA’s board of directors.
Commenting on Howell’s appointment, Mike Mohler, chair of the board of Directors, said, “We are pleased to have Donal as a member of our board of directors to participate in our discussions of current and future industry issues. We welcome him as the California Automotive Teachers’ representative and look forward to his participation, which will assist CAWA in achieving its goals as an effective automotive aftermarket industry organization.”
Howell spent 27 years in the automotive industry, 20 years of which were spent as a dealership technician, two years as a technician in independent shops, and the past five years as a professor of Automotive Technology. He counts several certifications among his accomplishments including: Associate of Science degree from General Motors ASEP at Fresno City College; ASE Master Technician and Advanced Level Technician in L1 and L3; California Smog Inspection and Repair licensed; Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified Training Instructor; and Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician.
As a community college professor, Howell sees the need for support from and to the automotive industry. His professional life exemplifies continuous improvement, which he passes on to students and others he works with in the industry. He enjoys teaching and learning and looks forward to digging deeper into the causes that CAWA supports.