Left to right: Normand Cormier, classroom training manager, Axalta; Rob Bearchell and
Patrice Marcil, customer experience director for Axalta’s North American operations.
ROB BEARCHELL NAMED AXALTA’S 2022 TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
BY MAX REID
Let’s give a big collision repair congratulations to Robert Bearchell, who was recently named 2022 Technical Instructor of the Year by Axalta. Bearchell, once a student of the much acclaimed auto body program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and an Axalta instructor for the past 17 years, says 2022 was a busy year, but a great deal was accomplished.
Working largely out of Axalta’s Vancouver training centre, Bearchell is being recognized for his ongoing support in training painters, as well as for supporting the Skills Canada National Skills Competition that took place in Vancouver last May, and where Axalta was primary paint supplier.
Additionally, he told Collision Repair that the award is given to the instructor who meets and exceeds goals, achieves high levels of satisfaction from students and supports their regional sales team. News of Bearchell’s award spread via a LinkedIn post from Axalta’s North American training manager Normand Cormier, who wrote that the honour was, “well deserved.”