Universal Technical Institute Appoints Robert T. DeVincenzi as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sep 18, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of automotive technician training, announced today that Robert T. DeVincenzi has been appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board following Conrad A. Conrad stepping down as Lead Director.  Kimberly J. McWaters will continue in her roles as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Mr. DeVincenzi has served as a director of UTI since April 2017. He has a 35-year career in the technology sector, with expertise in sales and marketing and extensive management experience with publicly traded companies.

"I look forward to working further with Bob as our Chairman of the Board," said Kim McWaters. "In his brief tenure on our Board, he has already demonstrated his significant business expertise. I am confident that the Company will benefit from his Board guidance and stewardship. Further, I want to thank Conrad for his service as our Lead Director for nearly four years.  We are very pleased that Conrad will continue to serve UTI as a member of our Board."

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About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 200,000 graduates in its 52-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary 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 (NASCAR Tech). For more information visit www.uti.edu.

Company Contact:
Bryce Peterson
Chief Financial Officer
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(623) 445-0993



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