Technicians from across the country came out to the Suburban Showplace Convention Center in Novi, MI, to compete in the 7th annual National Service Skills Competition. Hino Trucks holds the competition yearly, and drew over 70 qualified competitors for this year’s competition.
“We have seen tremendous growth in participation at this annual event,” said John Musial, director of service operations, “For 2015, we are on pace to have over 100 Master Elite technicians. We are proud of the achievements of our dealer service team and commend their dedication to becoming the top technicians in the industry.”
Technicians must complete an extensive training program before they can attempt the challenge. “These Master Elite Technicians, a designation reserved for the highest certified Hino truck technician, competed in varying simulated service-related situations for the chance to be crowned this year’s champion,” the company said.
“The Service Skills Competition and Master Elite status establish and maintain a high standard of performance for Hino technicians nationwide to continue to deliver the highest quality service available today.”
After elimination rounds and a grueling day of tough competition, a winner is crowned.
David Taylor was announced as this year’s champion. David has been at K.Neal International trucks for 13 years. This was David’s second time competing in the competition. “I am excited to be the winner of this year’s competition,” he said. “The event included the best Hino technicians in the United States and it makes me very proud to compete among such a qualified group. Thank you to all the competitors and to Hino Trucks for hosting such a wonderful event. I am honored to be able to showcase my skills and experience and look forward to defending my title in 2016.”
Picture: Tom Marchini of Hino Trucks, right, congratulates Hino Trucks Service Skills Competition champion David Taylor of K. Neal, left.