Each one of our full-time and adjunct faculty members bring a strong and diverse knowledge base in the Auto and Diesel fields.

Dale (Rich) BarrorDale (Rich) BarrorProfessor Barror is the Program Coordinator for the Diesel Service Technology program. He has been teaching at the College since September 2002. Rich holds a Diploma from ITTTechnical Institute and an Associate Degree from Baker College and has attended numerous training sessions with General Motors, Ford, and John Deere among others. He is a State of Michigan and ASE Master Mechanic for both Automobile and Heavy Truck and has over 25 years of experience in maintenance and repair.

John McMillanJohn McMillanProfessor McMillan has been a full-time Faculty member in the Automotive Service Technology program since September 2004 after 30 years of teaching at the secondary education level with Midland Community School District. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Community College Teaching from Central Michigan University. He is also an ASE Certified and State Licensed Automotive Technician.


Richard BruderRichard BruderInstructor Richard Bruder is a graduate of the Denver Auto and Diesel College in Colorado. Richard holds a Michigan Master H-D Truck certificate and is A.S.E. certified in four sections. He has additional training in Thermo King and Carrier ref units, Clark electric forklifts, Clever-Brooks boilers, Cummins In-site diagnostics and several other training classes. Richard has 30 years experience in the trucking industry and has been teaching both Auto and Diesel classes at The Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan since 2007.


Rick PerrinRick PerrinInstructor Rick Perrin shares a broad range of experience with his students in the Automotive Service Technology Program. He’s worked in technical and engineering roles at auto plants, been a lead tech at domestic and import dealerships, and owns and operates his own garage. He also holds A.S.E. Master Tech, GM Institute Auto Tech, and STG/Delta College Automotive Technology Certifications, and has earned degrees in Automotive Technology and Business Administration. In addition, he received ADI’s Instructor of the Year award in 2007.


Many other individuals are workings as part-time instructors for the Automotive and Diesel Service Technology programs. Among their many accomplishments is the Instructor of the Year award, given to Rick Perrin in June of 2007. Rick is an Instructor in the Automotive Service Technology Program.