OAC-Deisel Technology

Last Updated: 7/8/2019 4:29 PM

The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee (OAC) is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.


Advisory committees are a vital link between the career and technical education program, business and industry, and post-secondary education.  In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career, and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues.  Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program.  Committee members representing business, industry, labor, post-secondary education, and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs.  The OAC provides a viewpoint, which is invaluable to the career and technical education program.


OAC members for Diesel Technology are:


Brian Adams – Technician, James J. Anderson Construction

Justine Barker – Trailer Mechanic, Rob’s Automotive

Andrew Benvenuto – Technician, Ransome Caterpillar

Kevin Brakin - Contractor

Derek Cesari – Mechanic, School District of Philadelphia

Robert Cuthbertson – Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, A & A Machinery Moving, Inc.

Kelly DeGroot – Driver, R.P. Blair

Greg Green - Mechanic, Rob’s Truck Repair

Tony Kane – Technician, Cummins Power System, Road

Andrew Kelly – Mechanic, A&A Machinery

Tracy Kent – BCTHS Teacher

James King – Technician, C. Hamm’s

Tanner Mitchell – Mechanic, Modern Forklift

Jack Mullin - Mechanic, A & A Machinery Moving, Inc.

Dan Serafino – Technician, Gorden Power Systems

Nick Sweeney – Mechanic, Morrissey Equipment

Kyle Walton – Diesel Technician, Ryder Truck Rental

Bill Zarzycki – Technical Instructor, SEPTA

Dave Zimmerman – Mechanic, David Thomas Tours