Faculty: Mark Hill
Mr. Hill is a graduate of SUNY Canton's Automotive Technology program. Mark's first work experience in the field was with Porche engines, ranging from remanufacturing small air cooled Volkswagen engines to rebuilding the most sought-after and expensive twin-turbo charged Ruf Porche engines. Mark was heavily involved with Porche club racing at that time.
Mark's passion has always been with two wheels, so he then went on to work as a factory trained service technician in two prominent New England Harley-Davidson dealerships. There he expanded his technical abilities while performing basic service on stock Harleys as well as building several wild custom bikes to customer specifications.
Mark has worked the International Motorcycle Trade Show for KTM Sport Motorcycles as a dealer representative.
Mark joined the faculty of SUNY Canton's Automotive Technology program in 1997, teaching a small pilot class called Personal Motorsport Performance and Repair, initially developed by John Thomas. Students had the opportunity to work on their own power sport vehicles. The class became very popular and provided the building blocks Mark used in creating the new one-year certificate program, Powersports Performance and Repair. This program is the first of its kind in the North East, and Mark's goal is for the program to grow in popularity and become a respected anchor program of the college.
Mark's interests include watching his son Loring become a junior motocross racer and restoring antique motorcycles. Some of Mark's restoration work can be found in publications such as The Motorcyclist's Post and American Iron Magazine. Mark also enjoys traveling with his wife Natasha.