UTI shuffles marketing, operations execs

Publish Date: 
Aug 21, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Universal Technical Institute Inc. has announced leadership changes in its marketing and operations organizations.

Effective immediately, senior vice president of operations Thomas E. Riggs will now serve as the company's SVP of marketing. Riggs succeeds Richard P. Crain, who is leaving the company.

Riggs has been with UTI for seven years, starting as VP of "people services" (UTI's term for human resources).

Sherrell E. Smith returns to UTI as SVP of operations. Prior to his departure from UTI in 2009, Smith was with UTI for 23 years. He contributed to the organization in many leadership roles including campus president, regional vice president of operations and executive vice president of operations. Since 2009 Smith has been advising a private equity firm on acquisition opportunities in the education field, and served as the CEO of American Institute of Technology.

Posted by Holly Wagner