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Universal Technical Institute Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President of Marketing

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE: UTI), a provider of technical training, today announced the appointment of Rick Crain as senior vice president of marketing.

Mr. Crain, 50, who holds a bachelors degree in marketing from the University of Texas, has more than 27 years of marketing and management experience involving various lines of business and products for a variety of markets, including consumer, small business, enterprise and wholesale markets. Mr. Crain began his career with GTE Service Corp. in 1980. Over the course of his 21-year tenure at GTE, Mr. Crain held a number of management positions, most recently serving as vice president of marketing services where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the corporate marketing function. Subsequently, Mr. Crain was employed for three years by Verizon Communications Inc. where he served as vice president of channel marketing and vice president of marketing - small business. Prior to joining UTI, Mr. Crain was engaged as a private consultant for three years specializing in marketing, sales force effectiveness and organizational change.

"We are extremely pleased to have Rick join our leadership team," said UTI President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly J. McWaters. "Not only does he have an extensive marketing background, he also is a team-oriented executive with outstanding strategic and consumer marketing skills. He will be a valuable addition to our company."

About Universal Technical Institute Inc.

Universal Technical Institute Inc. is a provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The company offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 10 campuses across the United States, and manufacturer-sponsored advanced programs at 19 dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, Universal Technical Institute Inc. offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI). For more information, visit

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