Collision Repair Education Foundation

Chicago Pneumatic awards 10 collision students with tool grants

Chicago Pneumatic has supported secondary and post-secondary collision students by providing a student tool grant through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Ten collision students were selected from 480 applications and each winning student will receive a Chicago Pneumatic air tool kit which includes an impact wrench, air hammer, die grinder, reversible air drill, and an air sander. Each tool grant for the students is valued at over $1,100.

The student winners of the 2013 spring Chicago Pneumatic grant include: 


  • Brian Stade - Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, S.C.)
  • Shelby Williams - Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, S.C.)
  • Vince Struve -Carrigan Career Center (Wichita Falls, Texas)
  • Cristian Mojarro -Southeast Career Technical Academy (Las Vegas)
  • Adam White -Sikeston High School (Sikeston, Mo.)



  • Tyler Perkins -Northeast Wisconsin Technology College (Green Bay,Wis.)
  • Tessa Brammer -Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne,Wy.)
  • Erik Torres - Texas State Technical College (Harlingen, Texas)
  • Tyler Hardin - OSU Institute of Technology (Okmulgee, Okla.)
  • Jonathan Thigpin - Rolla Technical Institute (Rolla, Mo.)


"Chicago Pneumatic is proud to sponsor the Collision Repair Education Foundation through its student tool grant program," said Marvin Spehar, Marketing Communications Manager Chicago Pneumatic Tools. "It's important that this emerging talent has the tools needed to enter the workforce ready to begin their careers."

For additional information about Chicago Pneumatic, visit Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or