Medina County Career Center welcomes two new high school instructors for the 2021-2022 school year.

Mr. Lowe has worked as a technician and supervisor in the HVAC/R industry for the last 15 years. He has worked on everything from 2-ton mini split systems, to 60-ton rooftop units, up to 120-ton chillers. Mr. Lowe graduated from Northeast Alabama Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics. Additionally, he has earned the following certifications: EPA 608; National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) Certified Instructor: Core Curriculum, HVAC; Ohio Department of Education teaching license and OPOTA Peace officer.

“I pursued this position because I love sharing my knowledge and experiences,” said Mr. Lowe. “For the last few years I’ve been working with an apprenticeship program and it is very rewarding to see the ‘aha’ moment when students understand something on their own. I hope to be able to bring the same amount of prestige that Mr. Hopkins (retired program instructor) did for this program.”

In his spare time, Mr. Lowe enjoys riding his motorcycle, boating on his pontoon and working on his marksmanship skills

Mr. Whitney is a MCCC alumni. He earned his Associates of Applied Science degree in Diesel Mechanics (Caterpillar Think Big Program) from Owens Community College in 2002. After graduating from this program, he worked as a crew leader training new employees and maintaining equipment for Fechko Excavating and later for HM Miller Construction. In 2013, Mr. Whitney earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education from The University of Akron. He served as the Diesel Technology aide from October 2020 to May 2021.

“I pursued this position mainly to connect my enduring passion for education with my love of working with my hands,” said Mr. Whitney. “I must say, I have some huge shoes to fill in this position. Mr. Jackson (retired program instructor) has been the face of this program for many years, and has built it into a very well respected and renowned program in the State of Ohio. I look forward to carrying this on every way I can.”

In his free time, Mr. Whitney enjoys raising his young family, being involved in his church as well as studying American history, hunting, fishing and farming.

Welcome Mr. Lowe and Mr. Whitney!