FedEx Freight Technicians Sweep Top Spots at 2015 TMC SuperTech
Eric Vos Earns Grand Champion Title
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2015 — Fleet maintenance technicians from FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), swept the top four spots at the 2015 TMC SuperTech competition held in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 20-23.
- Eric Vos, a technician based in Boise, Idaho, captured the Grand Champion award. Eric has 11 years of experience with FedEx Freight. His first place title comes after finishing second at the 2014, 2013 and 2010 SuperTech competitions.
- Brian Blevins, a technician with the company for the last three years, earned the second-place title. Brian is based in Harrison, Arkansas. He had the top score for the Fasteners, Starting & Charging and Wheel End stations.
- Third-place went to Josh Nordick, a technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with 15 years of experience.
- Kevin Roumpapas took fourth place. With six years of experience, Kevin is based at the Rochester, New York, shop.
Six additional FedEx Freight technicians earned awards at the competition:
- Andrew Dilmuth, Jacksonville, Florida – seventh place and winner of the Drivetrain station
- Mitch Buelow, Fremont, Indiana – 12th place
- Steve Willis, Denver, Colorado – 14th place and winner of the Fifth Wheel and Electrical stations
- Matt Sloan, Jacksonville, Florida – 20th place
- Doug Nickles, Rock Island, Illinois – winner of the PMI station
- Larry Coatney, Harrison, Arkansas – winner of the Vehicle Control Systems station
FedEx Freight also captured the team trophy for the second consecutive year, thanks to the combined scores of Vos and Dilmuth.
“It is a huge honor to be named national champion,” said Vos. “A lot of training and studying went into this achievement, and it was a point of pride to prove myself a champion, both personally and for FedEx.”
SuperTech, hosted by the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, is the premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. More than 145 technicians from across the industry faced off in the competition. They were challenged with a combination of 27 written exams and hands-on skill tasks that tested each technician’s knowledge of engine electronics, suspensions, brakes, fasteners, natural gas fueling systems and more.
“Our technician team continues to excel at SuperTech,” said Michael Hoffman, vice president of Fleet Maintenance and Facility Services. “These technicians are dedicated to being the best at what they do, and it showed in the competition. We are proud to have them represent FedEx Freight.”