Hino has crowned its newest National Skills Champions after the nationwide event came to a head last week.
Chris Biancucci from Adtrans Hino, Luke Hanna from Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane and Brandon Healey from WA Hino claimed the top prizes at the Final in Sydney on November 16.
The event tested sales contestants, service technicians and parts workers on a number of skills across their respective field.
Following a series of qualifying rounds, 18 finalists from the Hino Australia dealer network came together for the final round for the ultimate prizes.
President and CEO of Hino Australia Sam Suda congratulates all the winners and thanks everyone who was involved for participating in the good-natured competition.
“The Hino National Skills Contest demonstrates the importance we place on the high levels of training and development of our staff, which in turn results in a highly skilled Hino dealer network that provides excellent service and knowledge to our customers,” he says.
“This was the twelfth Hino National Skills Contest – we are extremely proud that this is one of the most comprehensive and longest-running events of its type in the Australian trucking industry.
“In today’s environment, we must continue to strive to be a reliable business partner to our customers.
“Our brand and our products have a role to play in this, but we are only as good as the people we invest in, and today is all about celebrating that.”
Each Skills Final winner receives a cash reward and an ultimate VIP experience at the 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix.
Find the full top three finalists across each division below:
1st – Brandon Healey – WA Hino
2nd – John Riley – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane
3rd – Andrew Piffero – Wagga Trucks Hino
1st – Luke Hanna – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane
2nd – Rares Luca – Prestige Hino
3rd – Kara Green – Adtrans Hino
1st – Chris Biancucci – Adtrans Hino
2nd – Stephen Prior – City Hino
3rd – Shane Curtain – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane