Mark Gittelman is currently a Master Technician certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and a longtime member of the Society of Automotive Engineers now recognized as SAE International. Although, his professional life has revolved around the repair industry since the early 1980s his main passion has always been classic cars.
Mark has had the pleasure of being involved in many frame off restorations. His first experience with a detailed restoration of a classic automobile was when he assisted his father with the complete resurrection of a 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk that had been in the family since it was purchased new. Mark Gittelman is known for his troubleshooting skills and being able to draw on thirty years of hands on automotive experience to overcome complex problems.
He enjoys providing assistance and finding solutions to difficult issues facing classic car enthusiasts during research, inspection, acquisition, and the critical phases of the restoration process. From manufacturing brackets, delicate welding operations and crawling through junkyards to find what was thought to be unattainable replacement parts, Mark is a valuable member of any automotive related team.
Mark received an Associate's degree in applied science from Camden County College located in southern New Jersey. He also attended a two-year General Motors sponsored program that provided a co-op educational experience in partnership with a Pontiac Dealership. Mark Gittelman has attended manufacturer specific update classes from Ford motor company and General Motors. He received the milestone medallion from ASE for maintaining Master Technician status through re-certification for 25 years.
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