Degrees and Certifications:
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR INSTRUCTOR
A proud graduate of St. Charles High School and Lewis & Clark Career Center, Mr. Kuechler (pronounced: keekler) is an ASE Master Collision & Refinishing Technician with more than 30 years of professional experience earning several GM Excellence Service Awards along the way. For 20 years, he worked for Jim Meagher Chevrolet in St. Charles and ten years for Jim Trenary Chevrolet. He also worked for Rick’s Auto Body for three years. Mr. Kuechler proudly served in the United States Navy as a Seabee on various Pacific Ocean islands for five years. Since 2007, he has been sharing his knowledge and passion for the auto collision repair business with St. Charles County students at Lewis & Clark. Mr. Kuechler is a leading expert in the field and serves on the Missouri State Advisory Board that advises all automotive collision repair programs.
When he is not at Lewis & Clark, Mr. Kuechler enjoys woodworking, flying his radio-controlled helicopters, and camping with his fifth wheel camper. Mr. Kuechler also enjoys spending time with his two daughters and two grandchildren.
“As a graduate of the auto collision program at Lewis & Clark, it is quite humbling to teach here trying to give back to an industry that’s been so good to me. I really enjoy seeing my students mature over the two years I get to know and work with them.”