The technicians anxiously awaited the final results of the competition. The first award was for the U.S. team of Jurkovski and Riedel – a bronze medal and third place. Next, the second-place and silver medal went to Japan, the previously undefeated team. Finally, the first-place gold medal was awarded to Australia. It was a hard-fought battle and well-deserved victory.
Looking forward to the next Subaru International Technician Competition with the gold medal in sight, SOA is already in training.
Mark Jurkovski is a Certified ASE Master Technician who has been a Subaru Technician for six years. He received his education and training from the Dunwoody Industrial Institute and the NCI College of Technology.
From left to right: Dan Vespertino, Director, Service Technical and Greg Sampley, Subaru ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
SOA also congratulates Greg Sampley of Maple Hill Subaru in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for achieving the Subaru ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year 2013 award. This is the fifth year that SOA and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence have presented this award.
Greg Sampley has been a loyal member of the Maple Hill Subaru family for 14 years. He has been a Subaru Senior Master Technician since 2009 and was most recently the Subaru Technical Competition Chicago Zone Champion for 2013. Greg has more than 22 years of experience in the automotive field.