Bob Green; Professional Enthusiast, Career Educator, Automotive Training and Traffic Safety Specialist, Motor Sports and Automobile Race Driving Instructor, Event Coordinator
Objective: To provide a reasoned approach for the individual to operate vehicles deliberately and skillfully for safe, enjoyable discretionary mobility. Each individual’s improvements contribute to the betterment of our transportation culture.
Appropriate Skills: Instructional development, organization and presentation using good humor and subject analogies appropriate to the learning task. Incentive/motivational speaker, challenging the individual (even as a member of a group) to consider and concentrate. (professional presentations and appearances to more than a quarter million students, attendees and interested parties.)
B.S. – Education, Central Connecticut State College, 1969
Master of Science in Teaching, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1972
Public School Teaching certification – Connecticut and Massachusetts
Business Management Facilitator Skills Training, Connecticut Business and Industry Assoc., 1993
Management Development Strategies Workshop – 2001
Teacher Training, CEU program – American Driver and Traffic Safety Educational Assn, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Society of Automotive Engineers (S.A.E.), Associate Member (current)
Licensed Race Car Driver, Sports Car Club of America, pace car driver 50 major events
American Field Service (AFS), Intercultural Student Exchange Program, host and support
Professional Ski Instructors of America, level 1
Survive the Drive, “Crashing is a Bummer” (1996 to present)
Initiated and developed a community service program, initially sponsored by Skip Barber, later developed independent, alternate funding. Presentations to high school groups (55,000 students), hospitals, civic groups, university auditoriums, museums, teacher’s conferences, SAE Technical Conferences, ISATA international auto technology conference (Vienna, Austria). Newyork and Chicago international Auto shows, video production based on STD program content, 2001. National advisory committees, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA.
1992 to present – Skip Barber Racing School
Subcontracted lead master instructor/consultant – up to 200 days per year, primarily conducting kinetic driving events and public speaking engagements; information and entertainment. High visibility in news, print media.
National automotive manufacturer dealership sales strategy training for several manufacturers, vehicle testing procedures manual, instructor and mechanic training manuals for 180 staff, customer service representative descriptive scripting, video production scripting, numerous published papers, articles, broadcast media appearances, program proposal preparation.
Racing and driving school events, providing classroom “chalk talks” and individualized instruction in the technology, techniques and improvement of competent behavior and performance in the driver/automobile interface. In-car coaching and demonstration driving. 40+ U.S. locations (85 events/yr.)
“Ride and Drive” programs
Team leader, event coordinator for manufacturer-sponsored driving events for “product launch”; new car demonstrations, sales training and product comparison. Many individual events, several national tours, two international (Canada, snow and Dubai, desert). (market dependent, dozens of locations)
1981 – 1992 – Green Woodworking Company – sole proprietor. Providing for unique requirements in custom luxury home construction. Over 30 major new building and renovation projects, design build; from land purchase to turn key completion. Continued personal property improvements and subcontracted projects.
1973 – 1981 – Production of unique sculptural wooden furniture. Recipient of numerous exhibition awards from shows and galleries in the Northeast U.S.
1978 – 1981- South Berkshire Educational Collaborative – Special education teacher and supervising instructor responsible for students and staff at a vocational training facility for two distinct populations of learning disabled and emotionally disturbed adolescents. (State funding cuts closed the program.)
1969 – 1978 – Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Industrial Arts Teacher, 9yrs, Practical arts department chairman, 5 yrs.
Joy (Wife), Seth and Jason (adult kids)
Woodworking and light construction, music, skiing, bicycling, good design, historic and vintage automotive shows and racing.
References and additional biographical information available on request.
GreenWorks . . . at White Hollow
125 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039