From a shortlist of five Kenworth Technicians across Australia,
Mark O’Dwyer of Hallam Truck Centre,
was named the 2022 Kenworth Technician of the Year.
Noelle Parlier – Chief Engineer PACCAR Australia and Richard Saville – Aftersales Manager PACCAR Australia, presented the 2022 Kenworth Technician of the Year award to Mark congratulating him on his win and performance on the day.
The search for the 2022 Kenworth Technician of the Year began in October 2021. All Service Technicians at Kenworth Dealerships Australia wide were invited to participate in the competition, which aimed to recognise and reward the best of the best. The event consisted of five practical assessments measuring technical skills, product knowledge, engine expertise and professionalism.
The finalists were:
1st Place: Mark O’Dwyer – Hallam Truck Centre
2nd Place: Jason Cooper – Brown & Hurley Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour
3rd Place: Lachlan Tate – Brown & Hurley Kenworth DAF Darra
4th Place: Michael Jones – Twin City Truck Centre Wodonga
5th Place: Jackson Langdon – Twin City Truck Centre Wodonga
Following Mark in first place, was Jason Cooper of Brown & Hurley Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour in second place, and Lachlan Tate of Brown & Hurley Kenworth DAF Darra in third place.
The finals were held over a full day on Friday 8th April 2022 at Kenworth DAF Melbourne (KDM). There were five practical tests that were a combination of electrical, mechanical and system testing. The finalists received over $30,000 worth of prizes, including a voucher for a selection of tools vital to the job, and this year had an additional incentive with the 1st placed Kenworth TOTY winner to join Team 18 as a Garage Crew member at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000. Additionally, 2nd and 3rd placed Kenworth TOTY winners will be treated to a weekend Garage Crew experience with Team 18 at an upcoming Supercars event.