Press Release

FedEx Freight’s Pinter Wins TMCSuperTech Grand Championship

FedEx Freight Sweeps Top Five and Claims Team Championship

Cleveland – Phillip Pinter, a FedEx Freight technician from Romulus, Michigan, claimed the title of Grand Champion here at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Councils’ National Technicians Skills Competitions. 

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Phillip Pinter, FedEx Freight

“On behalf of ATA and TMC, I want to congratulate Phillip on being named this year’s TMCSuperTech Grand Champion,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “As always, this competition brings out the best in our industry and Philip, and the rest of his FedEx Freight teammates rose to the occasion, providing real examples of the knowledge and skills needed to keep this industry moving.” 

This is the second Grand Championship for Pinter, who was joined by FedEx Freight’s Jamie Smith in claiming the team championship as part of a clean sweep of the top five by the Memphis, Tennessee-based carrier. Bonnie Greenwood claimed second place in the competition, while Eric Vos, Doug Nickles and Kelby Bentley rounded out the top five. 

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Bonnie Greenwood, FedEx Freight

With her second place finish in the competition, Greenwood became the highest placing woman in TMCSuperTech history. 

Elsewhere in the competition, Mario Kjuka, a student at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, claimed first place in the National Student Technician Competition, TMCFutureTech. Ferris State University’s Timothy Rose finished second while Braedon Pollard of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute finished third. 

In addition to the Grand Championship, FedEx technicians also claimed the title in TMCSuperTech’s LMV competition, with Philip Barlow finishing first, Frito-Lay North America’s Kevin Malczyk placing second and FedEx Freight’s Chris Czerwinski placing third. 

FedEx Freight’s Cory Westfall won the TMCSuperTech Trailer Track competition, with Michael Kerfoot Jr., of Cox Automotive placing second and Traivs Cox of FedEx Freight placing third. 

“After a two-year pause, having a full competition with all of our tracks and hosting 140, technicians was tremendously gratifying,” Braswell said. “Congratulations not just to the winners, but to all the competitors for making it to Nationals and we look forward to seeing them all back here next year.” 

Full List of Station Winners 

Heavy Duty Track 

Brakes 

Jesse 

Elmore 

Doggett Freightliner 

Wheel End 

Phillip 

Pinter 

FedEx Freight 

Fifth Wheel 

Kelby 

Bentley 

FedEx Freight 

Liftgates 

Eric 

Vos 

FedEx Freight 

HVAC 

Charles 

Gleason 

United Parcel Service Inc. 

Tire & Wheel 

Mitchell 

Buelow 

FedEx Freight 

Tractor PMI 

Doug 

Nickles 

FedEx Freight 

Starting & Charging 

Eric 

Vos 

FedEx Freight 

Steering & Suspension 

Eric 

Vos 

FedEx Freight 

 

Heavy Duty Track – Day One Stations 

ASE Written Test 

Joseph 

Anderson 

TravelCenters of America 

RP Manual 

Nicholas 

Bryant 

FedEx Freight 

Wiring Diagrams 

Phillip 

Pinter 

FedEx Freight 

Lubricants & Fuels 

Phillip 

Pinter 

FedEx Freight 

Coolants & DEF 

Kelby 

Bentley 

FedEx Freight 

Hydraulics & Drivebelts 

Bonnie 

Greenwood 

FedEx Freight 

Electrical Circuits 

Nathan 

Olson 

NationaLease 

Fasteners 

Phillip 

Pinter 

FedEx Freight 

Precision Measuring 

Phillip 

Pinter 

FedEx Freight 

Service Information 

Michael 

Krause 

Clarke Power Services, Inc. 

Cybersecurity 

Adam 

Martin 

W. W. Williams 

Trailer Lighting 

Mitchell 

Buelow 

FedEx Freight 

 

Trailer Track 

Written Test 

Robert 

Aabye 

United Parcel Service Inc. 

Hydraulics & Drivebelts 

Sean 

Bring 

Tyson Foods 

Trailer Wheel End 

Ray 

Titus 

TravelCenters of America 

Precision Measuring 

Michael 

Kerfoot, Jr. 

Cox Automotive Mobility 

Trailer Fasteners 

Travis 

Cox 

FedEx Freight 

Trailer PMI 

Cory 

Westfall 

FedEx Freight 

Trailer Alignment 

Adam 

Burton 

Great Dane 

Roll-Up Doors 

Cory 

Westfall 

FedEx Freight 

Trailer Lighting 

Michael 

Kerfoot, Jr. 

Cox Automotive Mobility 

Trailer Liftgates 

Michael 

Kerfoot, Jr. 

Cox Automotive Mobility 

Central Tire Inflation 

Adam 

Burton 

Great Dane 

Trailer Electrical Corrosion 

Michael 

Kerfoot, Jr. 

Cox Automotive Mobility 

Trailer ABS 

Cory 

Westfall 

FedEx Freight 

 

Light and Medium Vehicles Track 

Written Test 

Philip 

Barlow 

FedEx Freight 

Fasteners 

Kevin 

Malczyk 

Frito-Lay North America 

Wiring Diagrams 

Nicolai 

Greco 

United Parcel Service Inc. 

RP Manuals 

Philip 

Barlow 

FedEx Freight 

Coolants & DEF 

Philip 

Barlow 

FedEx Freight 

Precision Measuring 

Philip 

Barlow 

FedEx Freight 

Electrical Circuits 

Kevin 

Malczyk 

Frito-Lay North America 

Lubricants & Fuels 

Sergio 

Chaira 

United Parcel Service Inc. 

Wheel End 

Chris 

Czerwinski 

FedEx Freight 

EVAP Systems 

Philip 

Barlow 

FedEx Freight 

Preventive Maintenance 

Chris 

Czerwinski 

FedEx Freight 

Trailer Liftgates 

Kevin 

Malczyk 

Frito-Lay North America 

Aftertreatment 

Nicolai 

Greco 

United Parcel Service Inc. 

 

TMCFutureTech Stations Winners 

Written Test  

Zachary 

Miller 

Forsyth Technical Community College 

Fasteners 

Max 

Coons 

WyoTech 

RP Manuals 

Avery 

Baldridge 

WyoTech 

Wiring Diagrams 

Mario 

Kjuka 

Forsyth Technical Community College 

Preventative Maintenance 

Max 

Coons 

WyoTech 

Electrical Circuits 

Max 

Coons 

WyoTech 

Lubricants & Fuels 

Zachary 

Miller 

Forsyth Technical Community College 

Precision Measuring 

Matthew 

Liddell 

WyoTech 

Coolants & DEF 

Timothy 

Rose 

Ferris State University 

Trailer Lighting 

Mario 

Kjuka 

Forsyth Technical Community College 

Trailer Wheel End 

Haley 

Karlberg 

WyoTech 

Aftertreatment 

Braedon 

Pollard 

DMACC Transportation Institute 

Hydraulics & Drivebelts 

Braedon 

Pollard 

DMACC Transportation Institute