The Society of Certified RV Professionals has recognized 80 individuals from 48 participating dealers and manufacturers who earned a certification, or renewed their credential, from March 2019 to May 2019 through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center or the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program.
According to a press release, participation in the recognition program allows the society to publicize individuals’ certification achievements on the national level. Those participating in the recognition program are a subgroup of the 136 individuals from 89 dealerships who recertified or earned certification during that time frame.
“On behalf of the entire RV Industry, we congratulate these professionals and their dealerships. These accomplishments are proof of their outstanding commitment to customer service and satisfaction,” said Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia. “Not only do they elevate our industry, but on an individual level, each joins an elite group of certified personnel who have successfully met high professional standards.”
Forty-five technicians were recertified at either the Certified or Master Certified Technician level. Twenty of those recertified are from dealerships participating in the recognition program. They include: Certified Master Technicians Donald Curtis, Kenneth Voshall, David Wyatt and Certified Technicians James Baker, Jeff Casey, Mark Formanek, Mark Fraser, Zane Goodman, Terry Johnson, Edgar Juarez, James King, Michael Krantz, Daniel LaBree, James Lloyd, Daniel Majors, James McDonald, John Nyikos, Stephen Shackelford, Keith Wysong, and Ronald Younts.
Five individuals newly certified as Master Technicians are participating in the recognition program. They include: Erich Kress, Paul Hoefing, Christopher McClenin, Cameron Sandstoe, and Stephen Shope. The forty-four newly Certified Technicians are Rick Barlow, Alexander Bennett, Michael Boellaard, David Boeser, Dominick Boncore, Michael Burke, Andrew Carpino, Colin Cavoto, Austin Colson, Russell Davis, Mark Egbert, Raymond Ellis, Cody Felch, Robert Ferry, James Fuller, Terry George, Dylan Hough, Cody Kneupper, Shayne Krutz, Kristopher Lais, Duston Lucas, Chris Morley, Frank Moulton, Joey Myers, Paul Newby, Jaxson Odell, Nathan O’Keefe, Richard Palmer, Adam Price, James Rothstein, Paul Runyard, Adam Sherwood, Joshua Skiles, Carl Small, Kyle Smith, Kennath Stenberg, Joseph Stone, Dean Taggart, Spencer Tillery, Joshua Torres, Mark Williams, Collin Woessner, Jeffrey Wolff, and Tyson Zaugg.
The RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician tests establish the standards of knowledge and performance designed to measure the technical competency of RV service technicians and to recognize those technicians who meet or exceed those standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures. The program tests and certifies only individuals; not dealerships, companies or other types of business entities. Standards were developed by a team of RV industry technical experts under the supervision of the Michigan-based National Occupational Competency Testing Institute. Recertification requires additional education and training every five years. For more information, visit www.rvtechnician.com.
Eleven fixed operations professionals were certified through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center from eight dealerships, all of which are participating in the recognition program. Those in the recognition program are: Craig A. Toft (Parts Specialist), Kevin Adamczak (Service Writer/Advisor), Ibrahim M. Hassan (Service Writer/Advisor), Lauran Hollifield (Service Writer/Advisor), Jimmy Humbert (Service Writer/Advisor), Jodi Reese (Service Writer/Advisor), Anthony Santaniello (Service Writer/Advisor), Robert Shroyer (Service Writer/Advisor), Gary Weber (Service Writer/Advisor), Stephanie Peot (Warranty Administrator), and Trish Warren (Warranty Administrator).
A special event is planned for Nov. 11 at 5:15 p.m. at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo. The event is designed to recognize certified professionals and will include a presentation from George Dans, sponsored by Protective Asset Protection. All registered attendees that support professional certification are welcome to attend.