Barry Hollembeak has been involved in the automotive repair industry for nearly 40 years and has provided instruction to dealership technicians for the past 20 years as a technical trainer. Hollembeak entered the automotive technology field in 1974 as a service technician, working in both fleet and independent repair shops before opening his own repair facility. After selling his business and retiring as a technician, he became an instructor and author, teaching automotive technology at the post-secondary level for five years and serving as director of education for two years. Hollembeak then entered into manufacturer training. He is a Master and Advanced Engine Performance Certified Technician with ASE and is a member of the Colorado Automotive Teachers Society. Hollembeak is involved with the College Automotive Program, AYES and SkillsUSA and has been a guest speaker for NATEF, CATS, and several other organizations.