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Congratulations to the 2021 winners:
Brandon Monroe, Zach Nikorak and Jeremy Piepmeier

Held at Cox Automotive’s Manheim Indianapolis auction facility, temporarily converted to the Top Tech Battle Arena, thirty finalists representing the highest caliber technicians across Cox Automotive’s legacy brands (Dickinson Fleet Services and Interstate Truck Center) competed for the title of Top Tech Grand Champions. Thirty arrived as challengers, but just three left as champions.

We celebrate the Top Tech Grand Champions Brandon Monroe, Zach Nikorak and Jeremy Piepmeier, who will go on to compete nationally at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech event in September. Congratulations also to the 2021 Top Tech runners up Cedrick Desmarchais, Jose Feliciano and Joshua Lawhorn.

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The 2021 Top Tech Grand Champions pictured left to right: Brandon Monroe (DFS MI Mobile and 1st year Finalist) – Trailer. Zach Nikorak (DFS PA Mobile and 2019 LMD Champion) – Light/Medium-Duty Truck. Jeremy Piepmeier (DFS GA Mobile, 2018 HD Champion and 2019 HD Runner-up)
– Heavy Duty Truck.

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The 2021 Top Tech runner-up: Cedrick Desmarchais (DFS S. FL Mobile and 1st year Finalist) – Trailer

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The 2021 Top Tech runner-up: Jose Feliciano (DFS Orlando Service Center, 2017 and 2019 HD Champion and 2016 HD Runner-up) – Heavy Duty Truck

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The 2021 Top Tech runner-up: Joshua Lawhorn (DFS GA Mobile and 4 year Finalist) – Light/Medium-Duty Truck

Congratulations to the remaining 2021 Top Tech Finalists:

Heavy-duty Truck Finalists

Jeff Brinkman – DFS IL Mobile
Mike Colt – DFS Tampa Service Center
Michael Johnson – DFS S. Fla. Mobile
Josh Kahler – DFS TN Mobile
Dylan Parrish – DFS MI Mobile
Barry Morrison – Interstate Truck Centers SE Division
Brad Sherman – DFS AZ Mobile
Donny Tackett – DFS Indianapolis Service Center

Light/Medium-duty Truck Finalists

Jack Jenkins – DFS TN Mobile
Scott McKee – DFS GA Mobile
Rhandi McKoy (FleeTec Program) – DHL Captive NY
Ervin Mosely – Cox Automotive / Mobility Pivet ATL
Ricky Pope – Cox Automotive / Mobility Pivet PHX
Jesus Rojas – DFS SoCal Mobile
Sciler Jarrett (FleeTec Program) – Truck PM Plus Indy
Cory Walters – Truck PM Plus Orlando N

Trailer Finalists

Robert Caulder – DFS SC Mobile
Howard Carr – Interstate Truck Center MW Division
Curtis Harris – DFS MI Mobile
James Haltman – Cincinnati Service Center
Stephen Nutter – DFS OH Mobile
Kenny Puckett – Cincinnati Service Center
Dale Skogman – DFS SoCal Mobile
James Wolfe – DFS OK Mobile

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Congratulations to each of the 2021 Top Tech Skill Station Winners – $100 cash prize award to the winner of each station sponsored by Shell Oil Co:

Heavy-duty Truck Skill Station Winners

Wheel Ends: Jeff Brinkman – DFS IL Mobile
Suspension: Dylan Parrish – DFS MI Mobile
Brakes: Jose Feliciano – DFS Orlando Center
Service Information: Jeremy Piepmeier – DFS GA Mobile
Written: Brad Sherman – DFS AZ Mobile
Fasteners: Jeremy Piepmeier – DFS GA Mobile
Fuels & Lubricants: Jose Feliciano – DFS Orlando Center
Coolant & DEF: Jeremy Piepmeier – DFS GA Mobile
Engines & Aftertreatment: Donny Tackett – DFS Indianapolis Center
PMI: Jeremy Piepmeier – DFS GA Mobile

Light/Medium-duty Truck Skill Station Winners

Wheel Ends: Scott McKee – DFS GA Mobile
Written: Skyler Jerrett – Truck PM Plus Indy
Lighting: Zach Nikorak – DFS PA Mobile
Hydraulic Brakes: Ervin Mosley – Pivet Fleet Services ATL
Fasteners: Skyler Jerrett – Truck PM Plus Indy
Service Information: Jesus Rojas – DFS SoCal Mobile
Starting & Charging: Rhandi McKoy – DFS NY Mobile
Engine Electronics: Rhandi McKoy – DFS NY Mobile
HVAC: Joshua Lawhorn – DFS GA Mobile
Coolant: Zach Nikorak – DFS PA Mobile

Trailer Skill Station Winners

Wheel Ends: Kenny Puckett – DFS Cincinnati Center
Anti-lock braking systems: Stephen Nutter – DFS OH Mobile
Written: Robert Caulder – DFS SC Mobile
Alignment: James Wolfe – DFS OK Mobile
Brakes: Brandon Monroe – DFS MI Mobile
Fasteners: Cedrick Desmarchais – DFS FL Mobile
Safety: Curtis Harris – DFS MI Mobile
PMI: Kenny Puckett – DFS Cincinnati Center
Roll-up Doors: Kenny Puckett – DFS Cincinnati Center Lift

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