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Technician of the Millennium IV Winner

Scot Manna, owner of MB Automotive, Inc., in Des Plaines, Ill., won the ACDelco Technician of the Millennium IV competition at the ACDelco National Convention, held recently in Las Vegas. Manna, the U.S. North Central Region champion, prevailed over seven other U.S. and Canadian automotive technicians who qualified for the finals by winning their regional competitions.

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The eight finalists — whose Independent Service Centers (ISCs) participate in ACDelco’s Total Service Support (TSS) Program — competed in a timed, hands-on skills contest and were judged on their professionalism, speed, and accuracy in the diagnosis and repair of a “bugged” 2007 Chevy Impala.

In addition to earning the title of Technician of the Millennium IV, Manna won the grand prize, worth more than $41,000. The prize package includes a/an:

  • 2006 GM Vehicle
  • Interior/Exterior image enhancement for TSS facility
  • Winning Adventure trip for winner and one (1) guest and TSS shop owner and one (1) guest to the Bahamas
  • Commemorative trophy

Eric Armstrong, a technician at Motoring Services in Kennewick, Wash., and the U.S. Western Region winner, was runner-up in the Technician of the Millennium IV finals. Armstrong’s second-place prize package includes a trip for two to the Bahamas for both his shop owner and himself, $1,000 gift certificates from Vetronix for both himself and his shop owner, and a commemorative trophy.

U.S. South Central Region champion Bill James, owner of Bill’s Quality Automotive in Tulsa, Okla., finished third in the competition. His prize winnings include a $1,000 American Express Choice Card, a $1,000 gift certificate from Vetronix, a Fluke 87 digital multimeter with accessories, and a commemorative trophy.

The other finalists were Louis Codianna, United Auto Sales and Service, Waterbury, Conn.; Craig Newsome, Auto Tech, Section, Ala.; Tom Bischoff, Williams Automotive Service, Kelowna, British Columbia; David Jaggard, Eccles Auto Service Inc., Dundas, Ontario; and Phil Taekema, Woodriver Valley Automotive Service, Moncton, New Brunswick. They all received $1,000 American Express Choice Cards, a Yellow Pages ad for their TSS facilities, and a service information DVD.

Congratulations to Scot and all of the regional finalists — the pros who know and rely on ACDelco!

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