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Cal Macy - Advanced Transportation Project Director

Cal Macy Phone: 562-938-3067 - eMail: cmacy@lbcc.edu

Cal Macy directs the ATTE Center and its related Grants.  He also teaches the Smog Check program, the Alternative Fuels, and the Electric Vehicle programs.  He worked at the corporate level of Jeep/Chrysler for over 12 years as a Technical Rep and Instructor.  He has a B.S. degree in Industrial Education and is an ASE Certified Master Technician for over 20 years, CSA Certified CNG cylinder instructor, Smog Check Technician/ Instructor.  He is a founding Member of the Board of the SCRTTC, a training consortium of transit agencies and colleges in Southern California.  Cal wrote the CNG Cylinder Inspection Training Manual and is nationally recognized as an expert in this field.

 

Pete Sparks - Advanced Transportation Project Coordinator

Pete Sparks Phone: 562-938-3005 - eMail:psparks.cw@lbcc.edu

Pete Sparks teaches the Alternative Fuels and Electric/Hybrid vehicle programs along with the Smog Check program.  He worked in industry as a  Jeep technician for over 25 years and at the corporate level for several years. He has earned a Bachelors Degree in Vocational Education and a Masters Degree in Occupational Studies from CSULB. Pete is an ASE Certified Master Technician, Smog Check Technician and holds BAR Smog Check Instructor certifications. Pete is also NABCEP certified in Photovoltaic systems.

 

Bryan Fargo - Instructor

Bryan Fargo eMail: bfargo@lbcc.edu

Bryan Fargo teaches in the Alternative Fuels, Diesel, and Automotive programs. He is experienced as both an Engineer and Technician in various aspects of industry, currently working at Westport Innovations, having worked for companies such as Roush Industries and Isuzu Motors America.  He holds a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering along with ASE Certified Master Technician, CSA Certified CNG Cylinder Inspector, and various specialty certifications.

 

Bob Vannix - Instructor

Bob Vannix eMail: bvannix.cw@lbcc.edu

Bob Vannix brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work in the Southern California area. His experience includes; a professor of automotive technology at leading U.S. Community Colleges and technical writing for automotive manufacturers.   As an instructor, he is adept in creating curriculum from development to writing and teaching the classes. Bob presently teaches Alternate Fuel Courses and Electric/Hybrid vehicle programs.
He has a B. S. Degree in Industrial Technology specializing in Automotive, and an A.S. Degree in Management, from La Sierra Univ., Riverside, CA. He also has an  A.S. Degree in Information Systems, Ventura College Ventura, CA.
Bob is an ASE Certified Master Technician, Alternate Fuels Technician, Advanced Level Specialist and a CSA Certified CNG Cylinder Inspector.
Personal: Bob and his wife, Laurel, an English Instructor & Editor, live in Southern, California. They have two children.

 

Rich Mensel - Instructor   eMail: rmensel1@socal.rr.com

Rich Mensel teaches the Alternative Fuels Insite Diagnostic Program at LBCC. Rich is also a full-time trainer for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority and has worked extensively with LBCC in the development of the ISL-G training programs.

 

 

 

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