Cleveland, Ohio, May 1, 2019 – The B’laster Corporation – makers of the #1-selling penetrant, PB B’laster – announced today the winner of its inaugural B’laster Instructor of the Year search: Joe Mendola from Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida.
In addition to Mendola, the final Instructor of the Year finalists were:
• Jay Abitz from Freedom High School (Freedom, Wisconsin)
• Anthony Migliorini from Northview High School (Brazil, Indiana)
• Jason Anderson from Okeechobee High School (Okeechobee, Florida)
“Joe’s deep passion for his craft and his students showed in the projects they are working on and in his efforts to connect his students to both the industry and the wider community surrounding Gaither High School,” said Randy Pindor, President and Chief Operating Officer of B’laster. “This unique level of passion and dedication was what we were looking for in the Instructor of the Year. It was a difficult decision though because all the finalists and entrants are doing awesome work ‘outside the toolbox’ in their vocational programs. Congratulations to Joe.”
At a celebration at Gaither High School on May 1, B’laster presented Mendola with a YETI® cooler full of B’laster products for the classroom, a $1,000 donation to the school’s automotive program, a $500 Visa gift card for Mendola, and a one-of-a-kind B’laster Instructor of the Year trophy.
“We are excited to continue partnering with Tomorrow’s Tech magazine to recognize exceptional automotive technology instructors at high schools, vo-tech programs and community colleges across the United States,” Pindor said. “The first-ever B’laster ‘Instructor of the Year’ was more successful than we even imagined, and we are already looking forward to doing it again next year.”
About B’laster Corporation
Since 1957, B’laster Corporation has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries. Known for PB B’laster, the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster delivers products born from professional applications where only the strongest survive. As Rust Belt Warriors, we can promise that by the time a B’laster product ends up in your hands, it’s only because the pros have confirmed it’s the best.
About B’laster University
B’laster University is a program designed to support the next generation of skilled mechanics and technicians by providing supplementary educational tools. Built by the makers of the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster Corporation proudly extends their mission and core values in a commitment to career education and continued passion.