Top Technicians Win HOLT CAT® State Competition
SAN ANTONIO, TX HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar dealer for South, Central, North and Northeast Texas, participated in TECH WARS dealership competition, with four technicians making their way to the top. From the machine division, Jarrett Payton of San Antonio and Autry Adams of Longview, along with technicians Alan Lindow and Vince Jones, both of Longview, who competed in the power systems division. The winners participated against approximately 400 HOLT CAT peers, demonstrating technical knowledge and hands-on heavy equipment trouble-shooting.
These four went on to compete in a multi-regional competition with other CAT heavy equipment dealers: Riggs, Butler and Warren. During their send-off to Little Rock, Corinna Holt Richter, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, congratulated all the participants and contest winners, saying, "This is a great example of our core value of Excellence: By continually getting better."
"Besides bragging rights, this is a fun way to build morale and represents games with a purpose where we can assess the skillset of our technicians at the store, regional and state levels, and determine focus areas for long-term skills development. As this was the first year that HOLT competed in TECH WARS, we were very excited to see how well our technicians performed," said Shaun Manning, HOLT Technical Training Director. HOLT plans to expand the competition in coming years to include their Transport, Ag, Crane and Electric Power divisions.
Reflecting on TECH WARS, Adams said, "I had a great time meeting and competing with technicians from other CAT dealers. Overall, it was an incredible experience and I can't wait for the opportunity to do it again next year."