Rick Escalambre earned his bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University. He has been a part of the automotive industry for 49 years. He previously taught high school automotive courses, managed a Chevron Service Station, and owned and operated a general automotive repair business in Concord, CA.
He taught full-time at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA, for 31 years. As of June 2015, he retired from full-time teaching, continues teaching part-time, and does contract training. In addition to teaching Engine Performance related subjects, he coordinated one of California's largest and finest automotive programs.
The college’s facility, equipment, dynamometers, and vehicles allowed him to conduct in-depth research on Engine performance, Computer Controls, On-Board Diagnostic Two (OBDII) System Operation & Diagnosis, and Evaporative Emission Systems.
Rick is a respected author and editor of Engine Performance, Evaporative Emission Systems, and Computer Controls books. He aims to provide information to help teachers and technicians perform their jobs more effectively.