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The RV Industry Association announced the finalists in the 2019 RV Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge to be held March 13 from 4-6 p.m. at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah.

RVIA News & Insights reported that the event will pit six RV service technicians against each other in a winner-take-all competition for a $10,000 cash prize and the title of Top Tech champion. Held in front of an industry audience including dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and the media, the Top Tech Challenge will highlight the industrywide need for skilled labor, and how the industry can work together to promote the role of service and bring in more qualified technicians to the industry.

“The Top Tech Challenge is our industry’s way of promoting and rewarding skilled labor technicians in the market,” said RV Technical Institute Executive Director Curt Hemmeler. “These are unsung heroes and we applaud their efforts to keep millions of Americans on the road and enjoying the RV lifestyle.”

All of the selected technicians are currently employed as an RV certified technician and have a minimum of five years of experience. Submissions were scored based on each technician’s completed application, years of experience, most recent RVDA/RVIA Certified Technician Exam score and certification expiration date.

The 2019 Top Tech Challenge finalists are:

Aaron Bashore 
Shoemakersville, Pa.
Shop Foreman/Lead Tech at Tom Schaeffers Camping and Travel Center

Brandon Galbreath – 2017 Top Tech Champion
Joppa, Ala.
Service Tech at D&N RV Service 

Thomas Gordon 
Ocala, Fla.
Shop Foreman/Lead Tech at Ocala Camping World

John Larson 
Minden, Nev.
Owner/Operator at Nevada Mobile RV Service

Chris Page 
Prescott, Ariz.
Service Tech at Affinity RV

Bradley Wingfield
Corinth, Texas
Shop Foreman at McClain’s RV Superstore

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