Technical Institute (UTI) — the leading provider of post-secondary education
for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision
repair, motorcycle and marine technicians — has named Roger Speer as president
of its Sacramento campus.
Speer has worked for UTI for more than 20 years and previously served as Senior Vice President of Custom Training Group and Support Services at UTI. Before that position, Speer was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Education from 2002 to 2006. Speer started with UTI in 1988, and has positions that include Director of Graduate Employment at the UTI Phoenix Campus, Corporate Director of Graduate Employment, President of UTI Glendale Heights Campus and Vice President of Operations.
“Roger’s extensive experience and focus on providing a quality training experience for our students are great assets to the business,” says Kim McWaters, Chief Executive Officer, UTI. “He will provide leadership and strategic direction as we continue to concentrate on serving the growing demand for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians in northern California and the surrounding region.”
In his role, Speer will oversee more than 140 employees at the 245,000-square-foot training facility, which is located in Natomas off Interstate 5 and Arena Boulevard and has the capacity to train up to 2,100 students. Opened in 2005, the campus works with companies throughout Northern California that employ automotive graduates, including Maita Automotive Group, The Niello Company, Peterson Caterpillar, Cooks Collision and Raymond Handling.
Speer earned his bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Arizona State University.