Mitchell 1

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Mitchell 1
IndustryAutomotive aftermarket
Founded1918 (1918)
United States
Key people
Dave Ellingen (President)

Mitchell 1 is an American company that produces software for automobile repair shops. Founded in 1918, the company starting as a private book publisher, Service Engineering Company, and provided the first specifications and diagrams of vehicle electrical systems for automotive technicians and the general public. The company is headquartered in Poway, California and its ownership is currently held by Snap-on Tools, Inc. (85%) and NAPA (15%).[citation needed]

Mitchell 1 and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence are sponsors of the ASE Technician of the Year award.[1] In August 2009, the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) recognized Mitchell 1 with the 2009 Friends of NACAT Award, given to "an industry partner that has gone above and beyond the call to support NACAT".[2]


  1. ^ "Mitchell 1, ASE award Technician of the Future". Motor Age. December 1, 2009. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Mitchell 1 Receives 2009 'Friends of NACAT' Award". Aftermarket Business. September 3, 2009. Archived from the original on September 11, 2009.