GM ASEP Team
Department Chair, Automotive Service Education Program
ASE Master Automobile Technician & Advanced Engine Performance;
GM World Class Technician;
A.G.S., UNH School for Lifelong Learning;
B.S., University of New Hampshire College for Lifelong Learning;
Work phone: 603-366-5241
Office Location: Lakes Region CC, 379 Belmont Road,
Laconia, NH 03246
Office hours: Monday 11:00 to 12:00,
Friday 1:00 to 4:00
Voice Mail: 603-366-5241
Awarded the National Teacher of the Year Award for 2004.
Mr. Parker has worked as a technician since 1972 at which time he earned his first ASE certifications. He is currently ASE certified Master Technician in all eight areas and L1. He has a total of 19 years experience, twelve of which were in GM/SAAB dealerships. He has been teaching with GM-ASEP at Laconia since its start in 1991. He has also taught GM technicians as a contract instructor at the GM Training Center in Dedham Mass.
Jamie Decato, Assistant Professor, GM ASEP Coordinator
A.A.S. New Hampshire Community Technical College
GM World Class Technician
Work phone: 603-366-5253
Mr. Decato graduated from GM-ASEP at Laconia in 1996 at the top of his class. He earned second place in the National VICA Skills (SkillsUSA) contest that year in Kansas City. He has earned a stellar reputation as a technician and educator since his graduation from college. He has taught evening class to General Motors technicians through Lakes Region Community College and accepted the full-time position as the General Motors ASEP Lead Instructor in May of 2002. Mr. Decato is an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician with Advanced Level Engine Performance (L1). He is a GM World Class Technician of which there are currently only eight in the State of New Hampshire. In 2005 Mr. Decato received the Chancellor’s Award of Teaching Excellence and was also voted Teacher of the Year by the student body. He also, received the 2006 IGAMASEP Regional Technical Instructor of Merit Award.
Dave Perkins , Lab Instructor
Work Phone: 603-366-5236
Mr. Perkins has worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years. He has owned and operated his own dealership, worked for Chrysler Corporation as a Regional Service Manager and for GM/Chrysler dealerships as a Service Manager. He served as a founding member of the ASEP Advisory Board where he played a key role in the development of curriculum and standards for the program. He has taught evening classes for “Women on Wheels” and Auto Service Basics for the NHJAG program. He is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician and brings a wealth of practical experience, strong communication, management and organizational skills to GM-ASEP.
Nancy Marcoux, Administrative Secretary
Work phone: 603-603-5236