FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sean McNally
September 17, 2017
104 Technicians Qualify for TMCSuperTech Finals
Elite Professionals Move On to Contend for Grand Championship
Orlando, Florida – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announced that 104 competitors have moved on to the finals of the National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech.
The finalists join 24 technicians in the trailer-specific event and 45 students in the TMCFutureTech National Student Technician Skills Competition to compete Monday in the event’s championship round.
The following technicians have qualified for the TMCSuperTech finals:
Jorge Acevedo, VEHICARE Fleet Maintenance Solutions
Matthew Adams, Rush Truck Centers
Donald Allison, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
William Andazola, TravelCenters of America
Joseph Anderson, TravelCenters of America
Ryan Andrews, Dean Foods Company
Brian Ankrum, Ankrum Trucking Inc.
Kyle Ballard, Clarke Power Services Inc.
Matthew Barber, Smith Power Products
Philip Barlow, FedEx Freight
Kelby Bentley, FedEx Freight
Robert Berkheimer, Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc.
Michael Bloodworth, Southeastern Freight Lines
James Bowers, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Matthew Brendle, Southeastern Freight Lines
Jeff Brinkman, Dickinson Fleet Services
Aaron Burdick, Clarke Power Services Inc.
Joseph Calaway, BASE Air Management
Brian Cale, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
Bradford Calfee, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Joseph Catlin, Mohawk Truck Inc.
Greg Chapman, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Charalambos Christofides, UPS Freight
Michael Clark, TravelCenters of America
Larry Coatney, FedEx Freight
Derrick Crockford, Amerit Fleet Solutions
Aaron Cummins, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Richard Davis, NationaLease
Chad Dorminey, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Jesse Elmore, USA Truck Inc.
William Elser, United Parcel Service Inc.
Adam Farney, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Jose Feliciano, Dickinson Fleet Services
Steven Frederick, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Kevin Fricke, Clarke Power Services Inc.
Mark Galliand, FedEx Freight
Robert Garrett, TCW Inc.
Chance Gartman, Love's Travel Stops
Michael Gavrielides, TravelCenters of America
Canty Geraets, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Jacob Gernetzke, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Robert Gonzalez, Ryder System Inc.
Corey Granger, TravelCenters of America
Cory Gross, Penn Power Group
Robert Hatch, Hartt Transportation
Troy Hiatt, FedEx Freight
Eric Howard, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
Craig Joplin, UPS Freight
Joel Kaup, Truck Center Companies
Josh Keiser, Clarke Power Services Inc.
Kevin Kopela, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
Thomas Kunz, United Parcel Service Inc.
Rudy Laguna, H-E-B Grocery Co.
Nathan Lehman, Stoops Freightliner
Richard Liebler, United Parcel Service Inc.
Jason Lott, TravelCenters of America
Gabriel Mammolito, Excel Truck Group
Adam Martin, W. W. Williams
Christopher Matelli, TravelCenters of America
Mark McLean, FedEx Freight
Scott Megilligan, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Robert Mrzyglod, NationaLease
Brendan Murphy, McDevitt Trucks Inc.
Kelly Myers, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Wyatt Newman, W. W. Williams
Doug Nickles, FedEx Freight
John Norwoood, NationaLease
Karl Owens, Ruan Transport
Joseph Paul, FedEx Freight
Raece Paulsen, Nebraska Truck Center
Phillip Pinter, FedEx Freight
Terry Podralski, W. W. Williams
Clarence Preston, Cummins Southern Plains Inc.
Nathan Reed, RWC International
Steve Remus, Southeastern Freight Lines
John Rivera, Ryder Transportation
Ricky Rooker, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Jared Rowley, Penn Power Group
Eric Rusk, McKee Foods Transportation LLC
Gary Sandridge, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
Paul Schafer, Redwine International
Bryan Seaton, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Nathan Sensenig, Penn Power Group
Dillon Shaw, United Parcel Service Inc.
Ben Siron, Excel Truck Group
Matt Sloan, FedEx Freight
Jamie Smith, FedEx Freight
Jay Stahl, United Parcel Service Inc.
Ryan Stephens, TravelCenters of America
Christopher Stroud, United Parcel Service Inc.
Christopher Tate, Mohawk Truck Inc.
James Teglas, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
David Thrower, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Henry Totten, Wiers International
Michael Trent, UPS Freight
Mark Truman, Clarke Power Services Inc.
Jason Vanderhoof, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Kurtis Washburn, PENN DDA
John Welsh, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Bradley Williams, Excel Truck Group
Josh Wilson, W. W. Williams
Garry Wilson, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
John Winstead, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
William Zwisle, Columbia Truck Center
The following technicians will be competing TMC National Trailer Technicians Skills Competition:
Nicholas Alspaugh, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Robert Anderson, TravelCenters of America
Christopher Avelar, Mckinney Trailer Rentals
Sean Bailey, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Shawn Boldt, Dart Safety Lane
Scott Davidson, TravelCenters of America
Darrell Duggan, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Steven Frye, McKee Foods Transportation LLC
Christopher Herndon, Love's Travel Stops
Dwayne Hoffman, United Parcel Service Inc.
Daniel Howell, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Teddy Humphries, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Michael Kerfoot, TravelCenters of America
John Kidd, TravelCenters of America
Duane McKaskle, Dickinson Fleet Services
Bill McKown, Dart Safety Lane
Gonzalo Ortega, Mckinney Trailer Rentals
Charles Phillips, Love's Travel Stops
Randy Qualls, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Michael Smith, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC
Paul Thomas, United Parcel Service Inc.
The following student technicians will be competing in the TMCFutureTech competition:
Todd Adams, Southside Virginia Community College
Victoria Asselta, Mid Florida Tech
Carl Brink, UNOH, University of NW Ohio
Robert Byes, Lincoln Technical Institute
Danny Cabrera, Western Technical College
Adam Calhoun, WyoTech
Miguel Camacho, Northwest Technical Institute
Derek Casey, Central New Mexico Community College
Cameron Clapper, Metropolitan Community College
Charles Decker, WyoTech
Jason Di Rocco, Western Technical College
Jacob Doub, Forsyth Technical Community College
Johnny Edwards, UTI
Keith Ellerbach, WyoTech
Tyler Ellick, Advanced Technology Institute
Halen Gage Scott, Tooele Applied Technology College
Bonnie Greenwood, WyoTech
Zakary Hixon, Francis Tuttle Technology Ctr.
Justin Hodapp, Mid Florida Tech
John Honse, UTI
David Hook, Lane Community College
Nicolas, Levesque, Baker College of Owosso
Ernesto, Logan, Lincoln Technical Institute
Brianna, Luckman, Northwest Technical Institute
Charles, Martin, Mid-America Technology Center
Randall, Master, WyoTech
Angell May, Forsyth Technical Community College
Dominique McConnell, Mid Florida Tech
Ian Partak, Ferris State University
Daniel Putnam, Advanced Technology Institute
Sean Rafferty, UTI
Philllip Rial, UTI
Joshua Rickman, Francis Tuttle Technology Ctr.
William Rivera, Mid Florida Tech
Noah Sisk, Forsyth Technical Community College
Isaac Spencer, UTI
Jose A. Vazquez Rivera, UTI
Tim Veltman, WyoTech
Daniel Warren, Western Technical College
Theodore Welch, WyoTech
Benjamin White, Forsyth Technical Community College
Timothy Winkelman, Mid Florida Tech
Kiley Winslow, Advanced Technology Institute
Jake Womble, Forsyth Technical Community College
The final rounds of TMC’s National Technicians Skills Competitions will take place Monday, September 18 at the Marriott Orlando World Center.
TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.
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