NACAT Virtual Conference Schedule

Join NACAT Thursday, July 23 for a full day of training in a safe environment – directly from your home or office!

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(All times are CDT)
8:30 – 10 a.m. John Thornton In-Cylinder Pressure Transducer Diagnostics | Register Now
10:30 a.m. – noon Donny Seyfer The Industry Shift: Repair Technology, Cybersecurity, and More | Register Now
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Scott Brown Introduction to ADAS Service | Register Now
3 – 4:30 p.m. Jason Bronsther, Drew Barnes Roundtable Discussion: New Teaching Strategies Based on the Current Reality | Register Now

About the Instructors

Drew Barnes Drew Barnes is automotive instructor at Vale High School, in Vale, Oregon. He has 12 years of teaching experience with the last nine of those at Vale High School. Vale High School Automotive Service Technology is a comprehensive four-year high school automotive training program, which like many programs offers students the opportunity to graduate with ASE certification.

Prior to teaching he worked as an automotive technician in both a GM dealership and an independent automotive repair facility. Drew is a 2005 Graduate of the General Motors ASEP program. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a current NACAT board member.

Jason Bronsther Jason Bronsther has been an automotive instructor at the Western Quebec Career Centre (WQCC) for almost 18 years. The WQCC is a vocational training centre in the province of Quebec, Canada. The program is a Ministry of Education-funded program that allows students to attain their Vocational Diploma in Auto Mechanics. This diploma allows students to work anywhere within the province of Quebec.

Most of Jason’s working automotive background is in the Japanese car market, specifically with Nissan. Jason spent eight years working for Nissan and another two years working for Honda before entering the teaching profession. Jason holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sherbrooke and is a NACAT 2019-2022 board member.

Scott Browbn Scott Brown is an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician with more than three and a half decades of professional service industry experience. He and his wife own Connie & Dick’s Auto Service Center Inc., which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020.

With a strong focus on engine performance and electronics, Scott began collaborating with other industry professionals online, beginning in the early ’90s. Since 1995, he has been an instrumental resource in the development of the largest online community of automotive service professionals, the International Automotive Technicians Network — iATN where he once served as company president. Additionally, he serves on the NASTF Board of Directors and is a member of ASCCA, CAT, ETI, I-CAR, and SAE.

Scott is the founder of the Diagnostic Network which launched in 2018.

Donny Seyfer Donny Seyfer is the Executive Officer for the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). His responsibilities include assisting automotive technicians and locksmiths with information necessary to repair vehicles. NASTF helps to resolve information gaps by acting as a conduit between the repairer and the OE in service information, tool information, education and NASTF’s marquee program, the Secure Data Release Model which allows independent service professionals to apply and received credentials to access key and immobilizer codes from NASTF’s OE partners.

Donny is co-owner of Seyfer Automotive Inc. in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, founded in 1961. He has well over three decades of automotive service experience as a technician, manager and service consultant – expertise he shares in various industry roles.

Donny is an ASE Master / L1 advanced diagnostic technician and C1 service consultant, and has been a participant writing test questions and working on passing score studies for ASE.
Donny also is active as a telematics/connected car/cyber security initiatives leader, and is a member of ASE Education Foundation board of directors.


John Thornton John Thornton operates a mobile diagnostic business in the Chicagoland area. John assists his repair shop customers with both engine and transmission driveability concerns, module programming, BU communication issues, and electrical diagnosis.

John also conducts training seminars nationally for professional repair technicians through Autotrain, Inc. These seminars combine real-world problem solving with system operation. These seminars focus on developing efficient diagnostic techniques through a thorough understanding of both the system under discussion and the diagnostic tools available.