Isuzu Commercial Truck Announces Contest Winners
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of low cab cab trucks, announced the winners of its 2022 National Sales Walkaround, National Service Walkaround, National Parts Salesperson Product Presentation and North America I-1 Grand Prix Technical competitions. The finals for all four competitions were held at Isuzu’s Center of Excellence in Pittston, Pennsylvania between August 8 and 11, marking the first time the company had held all four competitions at the same time.
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Additionally, parts and dealer service managers from the company’s North region attended a concurrent meeting where they learned the best strategies to meet today’s truck industry challenges. of average weight.
Here are the results of Isuzu’s Week of Weeks competition games.
Isuzu National Sales Competition 2022
The Isuzu National Sales Walkaround contest required entrants to present an Isuzu NRR 2022i to a fictional “customer” who had never owned an Isuzu or low cab forward truck. Participants had won their dealership, district and region competitions to earn the right to compete in the national finals.
National Champion (winner of $5,000 cash and Isuzu Winners’ Circle Gold trip to Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos in February 2023) Southern Regional Champion Josh Sauls, TranSource Isuzu Truck Colfax, NC
Second Place ($3,000 cash and Isuzu Winners’ Circle Silver trip to the Westin New Orleans in March 2023) Northern Regional Champion Ben Balgaard, D&K Isuzu Trucks Lansing, Michigan
Third Place ($2,000 cash and $1,500 merchandise) Central Regional Champion Jazmine Keith, Boyer Isuzu Truck Minneapolis, Minnesota
Finalists (listed alphabetically by last name, each winning $1,000 in cash and $1,000 in merchandise) Western Regional Champion Victor Kim, Rush Isuzu Truck–Whittier Whittier, CA
Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada Champion Angus Smith, Warner Isuzu Truck Sales Regina, Saskatchewan
Nearly two hundred Isuzu dealer sales consultants from the United States and Canada participated in the contest, an increase of approximately 27% compared to 2021.
2022 Isuzu National Service Tour Contest
A fictional customer who admittedly knew little about his truck, a 2016 Isuzu N-Series Diesel, took on the four service advisors in the 2022 Isuzu National Service Walkaround competition. better suited to customer needs. The results:
National Champion ($5,000 cash and Winner’s Circle trip to Los Cabos) Corey Heck, Central Region Champion, Truck Center Companies Isuzu–Omaha Omaha, Nebraska
Second Place ($3,000 in cash and Winner’s Circle travel money to New Orleans) Northern Regional Champion John Pence, Hare Isuzu Truck Noblesville, Indiana
· Third place ($2,000 cash and $1,500 merchandise) America Solares Western Regional Champion, Rush Isuzu Truck–Fontana Fontana, CA
Finalist ($1,000 cash and $1,000 merchandise) Saskya Lopez, Southern Regional Champion, TruckMax Isuzu Homestead, Florida
2022 National Isuzu Parts Vendor Product Showcase Competition
Among the features of the 30,000 square foot Isuzu Center of Excellence training facility is a replica of a dealer parts counter. It was here that the four regional champions of the National Parts Vendor Product Showcase Contest met their fictional customer. The results:
National Champion ($5,000 cash and Winner’s Circle trip to Los Cabos) Northern Regional Champion Johnny Teater, Hare Isuzu Truck Noblesville, Indiana
Second Place ($3,000 in cash and Winner’s Circle travel money to New Orleans) Western Regional Champion Sal Canales, Monarch Isuzu Truck San Jose, CA
Third Place ($2,000 cash and $1,500 merchandise) Central Region Champion Michael Brown, Coffman Isuzu Truck Aurora, Illinois
Finalist ($1,000 cash and $1,000 merchandise) Southern Regional Champion Nathan Brinkley, Truck Enterprises Isuzu–Chesapeake Chesapeake, Virginia
This year marked the second annual National Parts Salesperson Product Showcase Contest, making it the newest of Isuzu’s skills and communication contests.
Technical Competition Isuzu North America I-1 Grand Prix 2022
Perhaps the most grueling of all the “Week of Weeks” competitions, the I-1 Grand Prix for Service Technicians required entrants to pass a challenging 75-minute entrance exam in a single attempt; only the twelve technicians with the highest scores were invited to register and take part in the competition organized this week.
After three rounds of truck diagnostics and repair competitions, the results are:
First Place (Winners’ Circle Gold Trip to Los Cabos; Isuzu Diagnostic Service System Interface Device with 1-Year IDSS Subscription; 2023 North American I-1 Grand Prix Invitational) Anthony Parrilli, Chicago Isuzu Truck Summit, Illinois
Second Place (Trip to Los Cabos; IDSS Interface Device with 1-Year Subscription; 2023 North American I-1 Grand Prix Invitational) Candido Deleon, Rush Isuzu Truck Center–Dayton Dayton, Ohio
Third Place ($1,500 in merchandise and IDSS interface device with one-year subscription) James Buechner, PTR Isuzu Truck Center West Chicago, Illinois
· Fourth place ($1,500 in merchandise and IDSS interface device with a one-year subscription) Richard Nonamaker, Rush Isuzu Truck–Waco Robinson, Texas
Finalists (listed alphabetically by last name, each winning $150 cash on their Winner’s Circle prepaid debit cards) Jason Babcock, Bob Clapper Isuzu Truck Janesville, Wisconsin
Scott Bodall, All American Isuzu Truck Old Bridge, New Jersey
Jesse Dubeck, TruckSmart Isuzu Truck Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Lazaro Garcia Nextran Isuzu Truck Center–Miami Miami, Florida
Daniel Kieltyka, Beyer Bros. Isuzu Truck Fairview, New Jersey
Thomas McBride, Fayetteville Isuzu Truck Fayetteville, North Carolina
Bill Nields, Faulkner Isuzu Truck West Chester, Pennsylvania
Craig Wire, Rush Truck Center–Elk Grove Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Hundreds of viewers at dealerships and homes across the country watched the awards ceremony via live stream, a first for any of the contests awards programs.