For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Shawn Diamond of Greeneway RV in Wisconsin Rapids, is among the eight finalists who will compete in the -first annual Top Tech Challenge, held during the 2017 National RV Trade Show ( RVIA – Recreation Vehicle Industry Association) in Louisville, KY from Nov. 27-30.
The competition pits the country’s top eight RV technicians (with a minimum of five years of experience) against each other to determine the Top Tech of the year.
The opening round begins on Monday, Nov. 27 with the eight competitors facing off to be the fastest to diagnose seven different types of technical RV service issues, live in front of a cheering crowd. The top three techs will move on to the championship round on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
The judges of the Top Tech Challenge will be highly qualified RV Industry experts in the field of the specific component being diagnosed. Besides being crowned the Top Tech, the winner of the challenge will receive a trophy and be presented with a $10,000 grand prize.
“We were incredibly impressed with the caliber of RV Service Techs who entered the competition,” said Liz Crawford, RVIA Senior Vice President, Trade Shows and Events. “The eight finalists competing in the 2017 RVIA Top Tech Challenge represent the exemplary work that RV Service Techs do year-round across the country to enable the RV lifestyle.”
The Top Tech Challenge is sponsored by Airxcel, Dometic, Lippert Components and ThetFord.
The National RV Trade Show in Louisville brings together more RV dealers, salespeople, technicians, campground managers, manufacturers and product suppliers than any other industry event. For more information, go to RVIAshow.org.
About Shawn Diamond:
After moving to Central Wisconsin from California, Shawn Diamond ended up at Greeneway RV. With an extensive background in both mechanics and construction, it seemed like a perfect fit. He became Master Certified after only 5 years at Greeneway and has also helped fellow employees attain their certification by holding class sessions during the winter months. Now at Greeneway for seven years, he is the mobile service technician as well as the “go to” guy in the shop.
“Not only is he an extremely talented technician, his people and problem solving skills are second to none,” said a Greenway representative in a press release. “Greeneway RV is proud to have Shawn Diamond on staff and doesn’t take for granted everything he brings to our business daily.”