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27 new Mopar Top Techs

by David Zatz on

27 American dealership techs have been chosen for the Mopar “Top Tech” award, for “providing an elite level of customer service…and [exemplifying] what the brand represents.” They were chosen from over 20,000 technicians.


The Mopar “Top Tech” Program was brought back for 2014, to reward technicians who maintain and repair vehicles in a quick and efficient manner. They also are recognized for their technical proficiency.

“These technicians are our superstars of the service lane, and a big part of what keeps customers coming back to our FCA US dealerships,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO – Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – Global.

Winners were treated to a two-day trip to the CTC in Auburn Hills, Michigan in January 2015, a tour of developmental labs and the wind tunnel, a visit to the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, and industry preview access to the Detroit auto show, along with recognition and a plaque from Mr. Gorlier at a banquet.

The winners were:

  • John Anasiewicz of Lancaster, New York—Transitowne DCJR of Williamsville
  • Joseph Baroni of St. Petersburg, Florida—Suncoast CJDR
  • Carlos Benitez of Newton, Massachusetts—Baystate CJDR
  • Dustin Billedeaux of Sulphus, Louisiana—Mark Dodge CJ
  • Jeff Booth of Thousand Oaks, California—Shaver CDJR
  • Jeremy Dixon of Waynesboro, Virginia—Brown Dodge CJ
  • Charles Frankum of Gray, Georgia—Five Star DCJ
  • Erik Gerdes of Benson, Illinois—Roanoke Motor Co
  • Scott Jones of Rockwall, Texas—Huffines CJDR Plano
  • Michael LaMirande of St Croix Falls, Wisconsin —Bernard’s Northtown
  • Kelvin Lapham of Wayland, Michigan—Wayland Chrysler
  • Brian Nygaard of Spring Park, Minnesota—Walser CJD
  • David O’Keefe of Merritt Island, Florida—Boniface-Hiers CDJ
  • John O’Neill of Warrington, Pennsylvania—Chapman CJD
  • Anthony Ramirez of Kansasville, Wisconsin—Palmen DCJ
  • Christopher Reeve of Round Lake Beach, Illinois—Martin’s Garage
  • William Reich of Hewitt, New Jersey—Route 46 CJD
  • John Richardson of Ruston, Louisiana—Brown CDJ
  • Thomas Robinson of Warren, Michigan—Northland CJD
  • Michael Salvo of Surprise, Arizona—Larry H. Miller Dodge
  • Terry Seaton of Kellogg, Idaho—Dave Smith Motors
  • James Serra of Peoria, Arizona—Moore CJ
  • Jeff Thomas of Valley Springs, California—Cabral CJDR
  • Alex Tushin of Edina, Minnesota—Park CJ
  • Raymond Wharton of Madison, Virginia—Brown DCJ
  • Razmik Yaghoubi of Westminster, California—Cerritos Dodge
  • Keith Yauman of Petersburg, Ohio—Columbiana CJD

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