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Shane Williams

Regional Aftersales Manager - Nissan North America

"The Automotive Industry Management program and it’s professors made a profound impact on me as a student and aided in launching my career in the Automotive Industry.  When I graduated I was immediately hired by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and my career progressed through the Service, Parts, and Sales disciplines throughout 17 years.  I achieved an executive level position in sales before being recruited by Nissan North America to fill a vacancy as a Regional Wholesale Manager in the Denver market."


David Airington

District Parts and Service Manager - Subaru of America

"CSU Pueblo has been highly beneficial to my career advancement in the automotive industry. I started in retail dealerships, and with my various jobs have moved up to a District Parts and Service Manager for Subaru of America. The program provides the environment for success in the automotive industry as a whole."


Wei-Yun Gibson

Eastern Region Parts and Service Specialist - Subaru of America

"The AIM program, campus community and extracurricular opportunities provide hands-on work experience and advanced transferable skills that allow for the diverse development of young professionals into all areas of the automotive industry (fixed operations, sales, retailer, manufacturing, aftermarket, marketing, technical, etc.)"


Alan Fass

AIM Instructor

"I have been in the automotive industry most of my life. After 20 years as a technician the Automotive Industry Management program prepared me to take my career to another level. Upon graduation of the AIM Program I accepted a position with Ford Motor Company which was the culmination of my college and technical career. After almost 19 years with Ford Motor Company, I retired and have returned to my home town of Pueblo Colorado. I now have the privilege of giving back to the institution and a community that has so graciously rewarded me. Utilizing what I have learned in a great career, I am now an instructor for the same program I graduated from 19 years ago, CSU Pueblo AIM Program."


George Goddu

EV Global Aftersales Strategy

"My time at CSU Pueblo was a critical building block for my career at Ford Motor Company. The range of AIM classes that included business, communications, automotive tech and parts management subjects provided a base that I was able to leverage and build upon over the past 30 years. It prepared me to grow and contribute in a variety of roles and departments, including customer service, training development/delivery, dealer operations, parts supply and logistics, parts and service marketing, owner loyalty marketing, field operations, business development, Ford Racing parts operations, Aftersales Director for the Middle East and Africa and most recently in global strategy for electric vehicles. I could never have imagined where the AIM program was leading to. AIM was also the genesis of many long time friendships, not only with classmates but professors as well. It is gratifying to see the diverse career paths and amazing success of AIM alumni across the automotive industry."


Cat Robbe (A88)

Automotive Industry Management

"As a graduate of the Automotive Parts and Service Management (APSM) Career opportunities have been diverse and many, with retail store management , automotive dealership operations, manufacturers and currently at CSU Pueblo as the AIM Program Coordinator and Associate Professor. I would have never imagined a degree in APSM would provide such a rewarding career and offer so many opportunities."


Jose Garcia

RAM Associate Brand Manager

"The AIM program has provided me everything I need for success in the Automotive Industry. From a well-rounded curriculum that covered all aspects of the industry, to recruiting partnerships with well known employers. Of the multiple career opportunities available at graduation, I chose FIAT Chrysler Automobiles where I started as a Service & Parts Area Manager then became Customer Relations Manager for the Southeast Region and most recently the Ram Light-Duty Brand Manager in FCA's Michigan Headquarters. The AIM program strikes a great balance between the hands-on, automotive-specific curriculum that helped me during my time in fixed operations and the general business and marketing courses that have helped me to succeed while working with brand marketing."


Justin Barowsky

Management Trainee - MHC Kenworth

"The Automotive Industry Management Program is the most valuable tool that I have ever had in building my success. The program allows you to have the skills and knowledge to be successful in any career that you choose to pursue. For me personally it has allowed to get to a position with MHC that has unlimited growth potential and a career that I truly enjoy. Without the guidance and support of the highly skilled and knowledgeable staff I don't think I would have had all the wonderful opportunities that I have come across."


Vincent Vigil

Contribute to managing dealership and corporate operations

"The mixture of classes that the AIM program provides were critical to my success in the automotive industry. The AIM instructors prepared me with a fundamental technical knowledge base that accelerated my OEM specific training with Ford Motor Company. They also ensured that I had an adequate understanding of the automotive business in order to contribute to managing dealership and corporate operations. My education has been critical to my career with Ford where I have applied the skills I learned to diagnostic, management, and field positions. The diverse curriculum and the partnerships with manufacturers, suppliers, dealerships, and retail businesses allowed me to find a position where I can be most successful and fulfilled in my career."


Kyle Pidhayny

LFAB Plasmas Equipment Owner-Texas Instruments

"The AIM program’s unique blend of mechanical, chemical, electrical/electronic, and advanced troubleshooting technical education paired with soft-skills development and business administration coursework set me up for a fantastic career in semiconductor equipment engineering. I initially applied my Operations Management skills from the business school at Hertz where I managed airport operations at DIA and SLC International airports and earned multiple Lean Six Sigma belts, ultimately becoming the Rocky Mountain regional Continuous Improvement Manager. I wanted to get back in touch with the technical side of my education and moved to IM Flash (Intel/Micron joint venture specializing in high-density NAND and 3dXPoint memory) where I worked hands-on with multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment inside the cleanroom while utilizing my mechanical, electrical, and troubleshooting skills. I have since worked directly with Micron and Texas Instruments in various technical leadership, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Equipment Ownership roles. I am currently responsible for maintaining and optimizing tens of millions of dollars worth of plasma ashing equipment for the Lehi site, which has resulted in multiple patent filings. I also work to drive global continuous improvement efforts through collaboration with TI factories around the world. I work with chemical engineers, managers, finance, accounting, supply chain/procurement, production planning, and quality on a daily basis, and my ability to work effectively with these departments ties directly to coursework and experience I gained in the AIM program." 


Joey Johnson

VP, Business Development & Client Services- J.D. Power

"I am forever grateful for CSU Pueblo, the AIM program, and the great professors I had while attending. The AIM program is the best-kept secret at CSU Pueblo! The program gives you incredible hands-on automotive experience along with a good balance of business courses to prepare you for a career in the Automotive Industry. In my opinion, no other CSU Pueblo program can match the successful placement with world-class companies. Upon graduation, I had the option of either going to Detroit to work for any one of the "Big Three" or heading out to LA to work for Toyota or Honda. I chose the Detroit route and had a very rewarding 16-year career working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. I held various roles in service, parts, sales, marketing & supply chain in the field and at HQ in Auburn Hills, MI. I have now migrated to the consulting world and work for J.D. Power where I support and consult with several OEM clients across the globe. Feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn if you have any questions about the AIM program or the Automotive Industry."


William Dean

Project Manager - Ball Aerospace

"The AIM program provided the skills and tools needed for me to be successful both inside and outside the automotive industry. After graduating, my career path deviated from the automotive industry into consulting in the aerospace industry. I was able to leverage the technical expertise gained through the AIM program to work closely with linesmen and technicians, as many of the core principles are transferable across industries. As my career progressed, I found myself using more of the managerial skills I had learned to manage larger and more complicated projects. I would not be where I am today without the core competencies I learned through the AIM Program at CSU Pueblo."

The Automotive Industry Management Program at CSU Pueblo has a 97 percent placement rate. Alumni of the Automotive Industry Management program can be found throughout the country in top companies such as:
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • Toyota
  • General Motors
  • Kenworth
  • NAPA
  • O'Reilly
  • Advanced
  • Hyundai
  • Murphy-Hoffman Company
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Honda
  • Subaru
  • Nissan
  • John Deere
  • State Farm
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Cummins
  • Autozone
  • Rush Trucking Corporation

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Automotive Industry Management, Bachelor of Science

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