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Penske Truck Leasing Highlights Winners of Maintenance Tech Showdown Competition

| January 15, 2020

Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown competition featured about 1,300 Penske technicians and customer service representatives across North America

Penske Truck Leasing today announced the top finishers of its inaugural 2019 Tech Showdown competition. The internal companywide event was designed to test, sharpen and evaluate Penske maintenance staff on the mastery of skills required to maintain today’s increasingly complex commercial trucks. Competitors were challenged via timed, hands-on and written assessments.

Penske Truck Leasing announced the top finishers of its inaugural 2019 Tech Showdown competition. The internal company wide event was designed to test, sharpen and evaluate Penske maintenance staff on the mastery of skills required to maintain today’s increasingly complex commercial trucks. Competitors were challenged via timed, hands-on and written assessments.

The Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown competition featured about 1,300 Penske technicians and customer service representatives across North America. Here are the top five competitors in the exhaust stream management event, with senior leaders, from left: Gregg Mangione, senior vice president of maintenance; Brenden Waggy, third place; Stanley Lindler, second place; David Sledziewski, first place; Dan Ferrer, fourth place; Mark Parisotto, fifth place; Art Vallely, president.

Approximately 1,300 Penske technicians and customer service representatives competed in the two-tiered event. A preventive maintenance contest was held only at the district level; there were 532 Penske PM competitors companywide.

The larger exhaust stream management (ESM) Tech Showdown featured 767 Penske associates, with the top 16 having received invites to the finals on December 18, 2019, at Team Penske’s racing headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina.

“I’m very proud of our top Tech Showdown finishers,” stated Mike Hasinec, Penske Truck Leasing vice president of maintenance. “Through the spirit of competition, we were hoping to remind our workforce of the value of a back-to-basics approach to proper ESM maintenance. We are confident that these newly acquired skillsets will lead to better uptime for our customers.”

Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown Top 5 Finishers
1. David Sledziewski, technician 1, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2. Stanley Lindler, lead technician 1, Columbia, South Carolina
3. Brenden Waggy, technician 1, Dayton, Ohio
4. Dan Ferrer, lead technician 1, North Liberty, Iowa
5. Mark Parisotto, lead technician 1, Burnaby, British Columbia

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