Ralph Proemm - Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy - Program Coordinator / Lead Instructor
Ralph Proemm has been with HCC for two years, beginning as an adjunct and taking over the program in 2017. A graduate of McKim Technical Institute, he spent most of his career in automotive paint sales and consulting for companies like Sherwin-Williams, Martin Senour and LazyDay and has worked extensively with vocational students, specifically through the SkillsUSA program. Ralph is a United States Army Veteran and a strong believer in the ability of youth to rise to any challenge given the right motivation and persistence.
Darrell Kincaid - Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy - Adjunct Instructor
Darrell grew up in the collision repair industry, learning the tools of the trade from childhood in his father's collision repair shop. After graduating high school, he joined the industry professionally, becoming both an ASE Master Certified Collision Repair Technician and Platinum I-CAR Certified Technician, In all, Darrell brings over 20 years of experience to the HCC Collision Repair Academy and finds his most interesting challenge in the ever-changing world of vehicle technology. A race car enthusiast with a passion for cars, Darrell believes that the industry needs well-trained techs who strive to deliver quality and precision to the clients they serve. He finds teaching an opportunity to give back to the industry and says its greatest reward is working with students and training the collision repair industry leaders of tomorrow.
Andrew Lattanzi is a graduate of HCC's Auto Collision Academy, class of 2012. After graduating from HCC, he went to work in the industry and became an I-CAR Platinum Certified Technician while on the job. In addition, he is one certification area shy of becoming an ASE certified Master Tech. Andrew discovered he had a passion for teaching while still a student, and when the opportunity arose to apply as an instructor here, he jumped at the chance to apply. His hope is to instill into students a love of precision and correct technique so that they may meet the needs of a rapidly-changing and progressing collision repair industry.