Universal Technical Institute announced the promotions of Sherrell Smith, Chad Freed, Chuck Barresi and Roger Speer to new leadership positions within the company.
Smith, formerly senior vice president of operations, will now serve as executive vice president, admissions and operations. In his 26 years with UTI, Smith has contributed to the organization in many leadership roles including serving as campus president, regional vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations.
Freed, formerly general counsel and senior vice president of business development, has been promoted to general counsel and executive vice president, corporate development. Freed joined UTI as vice president, corporate counsel in 2004.
Barresi, formerly regional vice president of operations, has been promoted to senior vice president, customer solutions. Barresi will lead UTI’s efforts to expand its customer base and grow its suite of product and service offerings. In addition, he assumes responsibility for all of UTI’s industry and business alliances, which includes providing custom training solutions to industry partners. Barresi has served as president of UTI’s Norwood campus since joining the company in 2010 and as regional vice president of operations since 2012.
Speer, formerly president of UTI’s campuses in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has been promoted to regional vice president of operations. In his new role, he will oversee the UTI Rancho Cucamonga and Sacramento campuses as well as the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute-Phoenix campus. Speer’s career with UTI spans more than 25 years in roles of progressive leadership, during which he has served as president of several campuses and has held senior leadership roles in operations, education and training and support services.
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