Hartman to Retire from UTI

Robert Hartman, Chairman of the Board of Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a provider of technical education training, has announced his intention to retire from his duties as an executive officer of the company, effective September 30, 2005. Hartman will continue to serve as a member of UTI's Board of Directors. The company's Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Planning Officer, John White, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board.
UTI offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI). In 2005, UTI is scheduled to serve more than 15,000 students at eight campuses and 22 manufacturer-specific dedicated training centers throughout the country.
Hartman served with UTI for 26 years and steered the company through its initial public offering.
White was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute for 21 years prior to its merger with UTI in 1998.
“We are pleased that we will continue to benefit from Bob's strategic thinking, industry expertise and guidance as a member of our Board of Directors and look forward to his continued involvement for years to come," said Kimberly McWaters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
For more information, visit www.uticorp.com.

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