As part of his recognition Thomason will receive a one-year complimentary subscription to Mitchell 1’s ProDemand diagnostic, as well as with a check for $500.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to join with NACAT to honor those who have demonstrated a commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director at Mitchell 1. “Michael Thomason has an outstanding reputation as an instructor and we feel he is an excellent choice to receive this award. Everyone at Mitchell 1 would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Michael on his achievement.”
Thomason is an automotive service technician instructor at the Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, Okla. He discovered his love of automotive technology early, passing his first ASE test while still in high school. Prior to teaching, Thomason worked as a service manager and a shop foreman.
Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for excellence in automotive repair instruction. Selection criteria for the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year award requires that a master automotive technician excel on all ASE automotive tests, including A1 – A8 and the L1 exams.