Automotive Mechanical, Collision Repair & RV Technician Sector Chairs

Adam Rich web

Adam Rich started in the automotive sector with the General Motors of Canada Marketing Division as a summer co-op intern during his Bachelor of Commerce degree at UBC Vancouver.  After four years as a factory representative with GM, he returned to the Okanagan in 2003 to take over the management of his stepfather’s two Kelowna-based auto dealerships. Over the next decade, along with his brother Cordelle, the Sentes Automotive group was formed.  Today the group includes  Kelowna Infiniti Nissan, Kelowna Mercedes-Benz, Lexus of Kelowna, Vernon Nissan, Penticton Hyundai, and Penticton Honda, employing more than 220 employees.

General Manager, Sentes Automotive, Lexus of Kelowna
Ph: 250-448-0990 E:  adamrich@sentes.com 

 
 
Cordelle Rich web  

Cordelle Rich entered the automotive industry as a District Sales Manager with General Motors in Atlantic Canada, shortly after obtaining his Commerce Degree from UBC Vancouver. Born and raised in Penticton, Cordelle continued to work for GM until he and his brother Adam where given the opportunity to take over their stepfather’s business which eventually became the Sentes Automotive Group.

General Manager, Sentes Automotive, Kelowna Infiniti Nissan
Ph: 250-712-0404 E:   cordellerich@sentes.com 

 
Corey Bransfield web  

Corey Bransfield has been an instructor at the College since 2000, after spending nearly 20 years working at A-Z Auto Tech., a family-owned independent automotive services and repair facility. A College alumnus, Corey took his AST apprenticeship at the College, and is actively engaged in bringing technologically advanced teaching tools into the classroom.

Instructor, Auto Mechanics Department
Ph: 250-762-5445 ext.4578   E:  cbransfield@okanagan.bc.ca 

 
Methal Abougoush web  

Methal Abougoush and his partners have grown Boyd Autobody from one shop with five employees to four shops with 50 employees in the course of 14 years. Methal has been Chair of the College’s Collision Repair Program Advisory Committee since 2000, and is an active member of the Automotive Retailers Association. He’s worked with numerous charity and non-profit fundraising groups including Cops for Kids, the SPCA and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. 

Owner & General Manager, Boyd Autobody & Glass
Ph: 250-878-6070 E: methal@boydkelowna.com 

 
John Euloth2  

John Euloth started his trades training at Okanagan College, and returned in 2012 as an instructor in the Collision Repair department with 20 years’ experience plus his Red Seal as an Automotive Refinishing Paint Technician. His expertise includes more than a decade working as a technical representative with BASF Canada, serving the B.C. Interior, including Northern B.C.

Instructor, Collision Repair Department
Ph: 250-762-5445 ext. 5457 E: jeuloth@okangan.bc.ca

 
Jason Friesen web  

Jason Friesen joined his father Rodney’s business as Vice President in 2003, after getting a Bachelor of Education degree at UVIC. With a staff of 40, the company is the top selling dealership in the B.C. Interior with over 75 per cent of the RV technicians and service employees coming from Okanagan College’s RV Technician program. The dealership has been an active member of the RV Dealers Association for the last ten years. 

Vice-President, Voyager RV
Ph: 250-766-4607 E: jfriesen@voyagerrv.ca

 
Alan Cohoe web  

Alan Cohoe came to the College in 1985 to help launch the College’s RV Technician apprenticeship program having spent more than a dozen years working in the industry. He initiated the RV Owners Seminars, which has been held at Okanagan College for the past 17 years, and spent 10 years as Department Chair. Now retired, Alan continues to sit on the College’s RV Program Advisory Committee. 

Retired Chair, RV Technician Trades Department
Ph: 250-764-9614  E: acohoe@okanagan.bc.ca