From a shortlist of four Kenworth Technicians across Australia, Grant Brown of Kenworth DAF Bayswater was named PACCAR Australia’s 2024 Kenworth Technician of the Year.

Brad May, Chief Engineer PACCAR Australia and Steven Tomaro, Aftersales Manager PACCAR Australia, presented the 2024 Kenworth Technician of the Year award to Grant Brown congratulating him on his win and performance on the day.

The search for the 2024 Kenworth Technician of the Year began in October 2023. 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 four theoretical assessments measuring technical skills, product knowledge, engine and driveline expertise and professionalism. The finalists were, Grant Brown from Kenworth DAF Bayswater in first place, Oliver Maher from Kenworth DAF Darra in second place, Joseph Reeves from Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour in third place and Shayne Henderson from Kenworth DAF Bayswater in fourth place.

The finals were held over a full day on Friday 15th March 2024 at PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater manufacturing plant. There were four practical tests that were a combination of electrical, mechanical and system testing. The finalists received more than $30,000 worth of prizes at a celebratory awards dinner, including a voucher for a selection of tools vital to the job.