Degrees and Certifications:

Ford Senior Master Technician Toyota/Lexus Senior Master Technician 3 Time Re certified ASE Master Technician ASE L1 Certified MACS Certified Section 609 Texas Vehicle State Inspector License

Mr. Ronald M Gabriel

My name is Ronald Mark Gabriel but I go by my middle name Mark.  I have been with CISD for 6 years now with my first 3 years as the lead technician for the CISD transportation department.  I am now entering my third year as the Trinity Valley Community College  Automotive Technology professor embedded here at CISD.  I am a  30 year veteran of the Automotive Industry and a second generation technician and shop owner. I spent 20 years with Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Division, 6 years with Toyota/Lexus and since 2009 my wife and I have owned our  own vintage car restoriation business. 

 Currently I am  working on my ASE L3 Certication for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. Over the summer I attended a week of training with various automotive manufacturers learning what new electric and autonomous vehicle technology is on the horizon. 

I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best the industry has to offer and now I will do my best to share the knowledge I have acquired to help our Community Braves create a culture of success in their lives. 

I have made my passion and obsession my career ever since I was a little boy playing with cars, building model cars and growing up in my grandfather's service stations. With a machinist for a dad I was very well versed in fabrication and all things mechanical. You may see me cruising around town in my 1931 Model A hot rod or even my original 1962 Thunderbird and if you do stop me, say hello and lets talk cars !

My email address is or and I normally will respond at the end of my teaching day or later in the evening.