Upcoming Courses
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200 Color Matching - CALIFORNIA (2 Days)
California
Torrance, CA
300 Welding TEXAS (1 Day)
Texas
Plano, Texas
460 Structural - New Jersey (2 Days)
New Jersey
West Caldwell, NJ
101 Paint Finish Repair - CALIFORNIA (1 Day)
California
Torrance, CA
301 Non-Structural - TEXAS (2 Days)
Texas
Plano, Texas
Trainers

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Joe DiDonato
Collision Training Administrator, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Joe DiDonato was intrigued by cars from an early age and always knew that cars would be part of his life. He began restoring and painting cars as a teenager. Determined to accumulate as much knowledge as possible, he took courses on his own, completing auto body and paint certification while working as a collision repair & refinish technician.

Over the years, DiDonato has worked as a technician in body shops, an instructor for Chief Automotive Systems, Inc. and in the automobile insurance industry. DiDonato brings his extensive experience to the classroom at the Torrance, California, training center.

When he’s not teaching, DiDonato cooks, makes his own wine, and enjoys gardening, remodeling—and, of course, working on cars.

Professional Background
  • Has a degree in automotive collision technology
  • Began his automotive career as a body man and painter
  • ASE-certified Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician (B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, A4); certified in numerous areas of I-CAR
  • Taught heavy collision repair and managed the North American Department, including R&D, at Chief Automotive Technologies for 12 years
  • Worked in a high-end shop as a production manager and trainer for 3 years
  • Worked as a material damage adjuster, trainer and auto body repair fraud investigator for the Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Joined Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., in 2006 as a Collision Training Administrator
  • Automotive collision technology instructor at Cypress College since 1993