Meet the Instructors
Ben Hendricks
Ben Hendricks 
developed a passion for tinkering with machinery and taking things apart while growing up on a farm. 

He started his automotive career as an apprentice and worked two years at an independent repair shop servicing trucks, tractors and semis. After his apprenticeship he was hired by Dorsch Ford Kia and spent 20 years working there. While at Dorsch he earned his ASE Master Certification, Ford Senior Master Certification and his Kia Master Elite Certification. 

In 2016, he was selected to compete in a Nationals Skills Cup in Southern California and placed in the top four, earning a spot in the World Cup Competition held in South Korea. Ben placed 2nd, beating out 60 of the world's best technicians.  Ben has developed a love for teaching, and was hired as an automotive instructor at NWTC in 2018. 

Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching Little League Baseball and watching the Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks. 


Chris Ziegler
Christopher Ziegler joined City Stadium Automotive® in September 2019. Chris taught at East De Pere High School for the past four years, making this school year his fifth year in teaching.

Before teaching, he worked in construction, automotive shops, and various other jobs. Chris has a manufacturing/ engineering degree. 

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family doing many different activities including canoeing and disk golfing. He also enjoys refereeing rugby.

Chris's favorite part of his job is introducing students to working on vehicles in an automotive shop while still in high school. He emphasizes what a great opportunity this can be for students to get experience and find their passions.
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