PHOENIX — Universal Technical Institute has announced the retirement of Robert Hartman as a director of the company, effective Feb. 23. Hartman’s term was set to expire in February 2010. The company’s nominating and corporate governance committee has initiated a search for a replacement to fill the vacant director position.
"As a company and a Board we have been fortunate to have received the benefit of Bob’s insights gained by his long-term history with the company and education industry. Bob has provided significant contributions in his years of service both as an executive of the company and as a director. We thank him for his vision, leadership and dedication," said John White, chairman of the company’s board of directors.
"Bob has been with UTI since 1979 and a valued member of our board of directors since 1985. It has been my good fortune to have worked closely with Bob throughout my career and I am grateful for the guidance and direction he has provided, both for me personally and for UTI. He will certainly be missed," said Kimberly McWaters, president and chief executive officer of UTI.
"I have enjoyed the opportunity to be part of UTI’s history and affiliated with such a special and outstanding organization. I greatly valued my time on the board and wish the company continued success in the future," said Hartman.