The first winner of the annual Allison Guild Technician Skills Competition is named
Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic medium and heavy duty transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, is pleased to announce the winner of its first Allison Guild Technician Skills Competition. .
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Nick Weidlich of Clark Power Services, Inc. in Wentzville, MO was named Grand Champion of the Allison Guild Technician Skills Competition at the Guild Star Awards banquet held in Indianapolis on September 21, during First Line 2021. First Line, the semi-annual job Allison Seminar for Service Channel Professionals, focuses on product updates and best practices in service procedures, making it the perfect opportunity for the culminating skill competition event.
“With over 1,100 independent Allison Authorized Distributors and Resellers across North America, Allison’s service network of highly trained technicians is a real differentiator,” said Brian Geiselhart, Managing Director, Global Channel, Aftermarket & Warranty at Allison Transmission. “Keeping these skilled technicians trained in the latest product developments is key to the full experience of delivering the Allison brand promise to our common OEM and fleet customers. “
The Allison Transmission Guild, established in 1975, promotes the technical knowledge and expertise of Allison distributors and dealers, service and parts professionals. The Guild’s mission is to extend Allison’s global leadership in transmission and propulsion systems technology through continuous professional development.
Open to all Allison North America 1000/2000 and 3000/4000 Service Guild members, the Technician Skills Competition demonstrates Allison’s commitment to continually advancing the skills of its Service Channel Technicians. Five finalists were selected based on a 45-minute, 45-question online test. The finalists then competed against each other at First Line 2021, alternating between five timed hands-on skill stations designed to assess each technician’s understanding and abilities in Allison 1000 Series chassis diagnosis, maintenance, repair and integration. -4000. Each station was hosted and judged by Allison’s regional customer support managers, Allison’s service engineers, and Allison’s product training staff.
“Allison is proud to recognize our channel partners for their commitment to providing high quality service and for constantly evolving their skills to support new and innovative technologies,” said Todd Dawn, Global Head of Training products and technical publications at Allison Transmission. “These trained professionals keep Allison transmissions and propulsion solutions operating at optimum levels, with reduced downtime, resulting in maximum efficiency and uptime for our customers. “
Four other finalists were honored at the Guild Star Awards banquet, including:
- James Weisenstein with Penn Power Group in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
- Kevin Edinger with WW Williams in Charleston, South Carolina
- DeWayne Day with Stewart & Stevenson in Commerce City, CO
- Aaron Keith Burdick with Clark Power Services in New Bern, North Carolina
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