Hino National Skills Contest 2017 winners named


L-R: WA Hino’s Brandon Healey, FRM Hino Hobart’s Luke Bennett and West Orange Motor’s Tom Stewart. L-R: WA Hino’s Brandon Healey, FRM Hino Hobart’s Luke Bennett and West Orange Motor’s Tom Stewart. L-R: WA Hino’s Brandon Healey, FRM Hino Hobart’s Luke Bennett and West Orange Motor’s Tom Stewart.

The three winners received all-expenses paid trip to Japan for the Hino Japan Skills Contest

 

Hino Australia announced the winners of the 2017 edition of its National Skills Contest in Sydney on Thursday.

Eighteen of Hino Australia’s most skilled parts, service and sales employees competed against each other in the annual contest.

Hino’s national skills test is an accumulation of five months intense competition where contestants the sales and parts contestants demonstrated their skills in role play scenarios, while the service technicians were tested on their diagnostic and technical skills.

The service contestants exhibited their diagnostic and componentry knowledge through a series of hypothetical exercises.

A ‘Sale of the Century’ quiz further tested the knowledge of the sales participants while parts contestants displayed their knowledge in identifying genuine versus non-genuine parts.

The winner in each category (Parts, Service and Sales) receives an all-expenses paid trip to Japan in October to watch the Hino Japan Skills Contest.

Hino Australia chairman and CEO Steve Lotter spoke of the importance of the competition to the company and commended the skills and knowledge of the winners and the contestants.

"At Hino, we pride ourselves on providing total support to our customers and their businesses while continuously building trust," Lotter says.

"One way we execute this is by having a skilled dealer network – it is essential for the continued success of Hino Australia that our staff continue to provide world-class service and knowledge to our customers." 

Hino Australia president Shunichi (Sean) Takahashi and Hino Japan representatives attended the event, which was held at Hino Australia’s Sydney headquarters.

Among the representatives from Hino Japan were: managing officer Shigehiro Matsuoka, GM overseas service division Toshiya Shiozawa, and deputy GM Indonesia & Oceania division Masashi (Max) Imaoka.

Hino National Skills Contest 2017 winners: 

Service

1st - Brandon Healey, WA Hino

2nd  Peter May, FRM Hino Launceston

3rd – Asa Pearson, CMI Hino Adelaide

Parts

1st – Tom Stewart, West Orange Motors

2nd – Ryan Macauley, CMI Hino Adelaide

3rd – Stan Voltemar, WA Hino

Sales

1st - Luke Bennett, FRM Hino Hobart

2nd - Adam Naccarata, CMI Hino Melbourne

3rd - Andrew Harris, CMI Hino Adelaide

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