2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook 
    Jan 28, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology Faculty

Lee Pothast
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Lee has been a training instructor in a Technical school as well as factory training in industry for John Deere and AGCO. He is knowledgeable in many forms of off highway vehicles from lawn and garden/compact utility tractors to High Horse Power tractors and construction equipment. 

Lee has been an ASE Master Tech since 1991 and worked with multiple types of off highway diesel and computer networking systems in the corporate setting for years. His Bachelor’s Degree is in Agriculture Systems Technology and his Master’s Degree in Mechanized Systems Management. He also obtained minors in Business, Economics and AGLEC (Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications). 

The last 15 years have been centered on off highway diesel equipment product health and training in a corporate and tech school setting. 

Education: MS, University of Nebraska Lincoln; BS, South Dakota State University 

Nicholas Lanphere 
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Nicholas began with Southeast Tech in July of 2015, originally from Wisconsin he spent several years working in a truck repair shop and the last few years as an instructor and a corporate trainer for a large truck dealer on the west coast. When not working he enjoys hunting, fishing and riding his ATV with his family. 

Education: AAS, WyoTech

Mike Timm
Lab Specialist
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Mike began as a part time Lab Special at Southeast Tech in 2009. He has been full time since 2010. Before starting at Southeast Tech Mike had over 15 years of work experience which included running his own business. 

Education: AAS, USD in Springfield, SD; AAS, Southeast Tech