Announcing Ruan’s 2024 Top Technician Competition Competitors!

Jun 27, 2024

Ruan is excited to host our seventh annual Top Technician Competition, an event that highlights our technicians' skills and mastery of the industry's latest diagnostic tools and technologies. We are pleased to announce the 10 technicians who earned the highest scores from the first phase of our competition, which included a 100-question online assessment. On August 1, the following technicians will move on to compete in the final hands-on portion of the competition:

  • Aaron Bomar, Jefferson, GA
  • Brandon Crews, Cedartown, GA
  • Hector Gonzalez, Yuma, AZ
  • Jacob Grayson, Smyrna, TN
  • James Coco, Fontana, CA
  • Keith Nejedlo, Madison, WI
  • Matthew Daughtry, Kansas City, MO
  • Matthew Schmid, Hagerman, NM
  • Mitchell Shoppa, Muscatine, IA
  • Shawn Allshouse, DuBois, PA

The event will be held in Ankeny, IA, in cooperation with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). The competition will take place at DMACC, and 10 DMACC diesel technician students will have the opportunity compete in their own competition on July 31.

The challenge involves 11 skills stations, each generously sponsored by the following vendors:

  • Wheel Ends – sponsored by ConMet
  • Steering/Suspension – sponsored by Hendrickson
  • Brakes – sponsored by Meritor
  • DOT Inspections – sponsored by Iowa Motor Truck Association and Iowa Department of Transportation
  • OEM Software – Truck Country
  • System Diagnostics – sponsored by Noregon
  • Fifth Wheels – SAF Holland
  • Service Information – Truck Country
  • Tires and Wheels – sponsored by Bridgestone
  • Heavy Duty Vehicle Fluids – sponsored by Chevron
  • Starting and Charging Systems – sponsored by Delco Remy

An overall score, calculated by the sum of individual scores from the 11 hands-on skills stations, will be used to determine the first, second, and third place finishers. The winners will be announced at an awards banquet on the evening of August 1, and will receive a plaque and monetary award for their accomplishments. Additionally, Ruan’s top three technicians will represent Ruan in Raleigh, NC, at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) National SuperTech competition. Ruan will also sponsor the winning DMACC competitor to participate in the SuperTech student competition.

We look forward to the competition and the opportunity to focus our attention on the important work that our technicians do every day to keep our equipment running efficiently and safely. Thank you for all your hard work!

Interested in joining our team as a technician? View our technician career opportunities.