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Every year, thirty finalists representing the highest caliber Technicians across Cox Automotive compete for the title of Top Tech Grand Champions. Thirty arrive as challengers, but just three left as champions.

Congratulations to the 2022 winners:
Harry Jordan, Zach Nikorak and Jeremy Piepmeier

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HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK CHAMPION
JEREMY PIEPMEIER 
CARTERSVILLE, GA

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LIGHT/MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCK CHAMPION
ZACH NIKORAK
ALLENTOWN, PA

Top Tech Harry

TRAILER CHAMPION
HARRY JORDAN
SAN ANTONIO, TX

On the weekend of July 29, 2022, 30 Technicians came to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for our annual Top Tech competition. This group comprised our top 3% – the most elite Technicians not only in our company, but arguably in the industry. Of this elite group, three left victorious… Jeremy Piepmeier, Zach Nikorak and Harry Jordan!

The event was bigger, better, and even more competitive this year. Keep scrolling to check out the video and highlights, where you will get a glimpse of our best-in-class technicians and the hard work, determination and grit they put forth. 

OUR WINNERS AND FINALISTS

We are extremely proud of the champions, runners-up and all finalists listed below. We had some repeat winners, but also some newcomers to the title! We wish our champs Jeremy, Zach and Harry best of luck – they will go on to compete on behalf of Cox Automotive at TMC’s SuperTech event in September.

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Top Tech 2022 Champions pictured left to right: Jeremy Piepmeier and his wife, Harry Jordan and his wife, and Zach Nikorak and his wife.

Congratulations to the remaining 2022 Top Tech Runners-up

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HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK RUNNER-UP
JOSE FELICIANO
ORLANDO, FL

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LIGHT/MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCK RUNNER-UP
JASON SMITH
ROGERS, AR

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TRAILER RUNNER-UP
CEDRICK DESHMARCHAIS
VERO BEACH, FL

Congratulations to the remaining 2022 Top Tech Finalist

Heavy-duty Truck Finalists

CHRIS MARKEN
FAVIAN OROZCO
JAMES WOLFE
JEFFREY NICHOLS
LUIS SANCHEZ
MICHAEL JOHNSON
SHANE PARSONS
STEVE LONNEBERG

Light/Medium-duty Truck Finalists

BRAD JENKINS
JACK JENKINS
JEREMY LAFRADES
JESUS ROJAS
JOHN PICINICH
JOSEPH STARKS
JOSHUA LAWHORN
TOMAS PEREZ

Trailer Finalists

BRAD ELKINS
BRANDON HARDEN
CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
CLARENCE JENKINS
JAMES HALTMAN
MICHAEL KERFOOT
JAY VANCURAN
STEPHEN NUTTER

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THE COMPETITION

We had a full day of competition on Friday and picked back up for the finals rounds on Saturday. Our techs were focused on their work as they rotated through multiple hands-on and knowledge-based stations.

THE AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday’s banquet was a night devoted to our competitors. We celebrated with good food, conversation, and the announcement of our winners. Each of the 30 finalists were also recognized and received a customized pocketknife. 

We are already pumped for next year and eager to see who our next round of finalists and champions will be. 

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