Sept. 26, 2016–Subaru of America announced Monday that Seth DeGraff, senior master technician at Capitaland Subaru in Glenville, N.Y., is the winner of the 2016 National Technician Competition.
The competition tests Subaru technicians across the country on technical knowledge, skill and on-the-job excellence in a combination of written, diagnostic and hands-on challenges.
"Customer service remains a core pillar of the Subaru experience, and that includes holding our technicians to the highest standards to ensure our vehicles are returned to their owners after a service in the best possible shape to take them on their next adventures," Thomas J. Doll, Subaru of America president and COO, said. "All of our participants this year represent the very best of our technicians throughout the nation, and we excited to see how Seth fares in the international final in Japan.”
DeGraff will receive a prize of $2,500, a crystal trophy, and an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Subaru World Technical Competition in Japan.