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Subaru News


2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at Dealerships Now

First Subaru U.S. National Technician Competiton

2008 Subaru Forester Receives Highest Government Frontal and Side-Impact Crash Safety Ratings

2008 Subaru PZEV Models Receive EPA’s SmartWay™ Certification

Planet Subaru of Hanover, Massachusetts, Cited by Automotive News

Subaru Drive Magazine Wins Two Folio: Awards

Subaru Buffalo Four-Mile Chase

Jim Sinclair (VP Service) congratulates Ed Barry.

Jim Sinclair (VP Service) congratulates Ed Barry.
FIRST SUBARU U.S. NATIONAL TECHNICIAN COMPETITION

In August, seven Subaru technicians representing each of the seven regions/distributors that make up the Subaru Service, Parts, and Sales network in the continental United States met in Whitestown, Indiana, for the first Subaru U.S. National Technician Competition.

The technicians proved themselves through written tests, four hours of hands-on diagnostic troubleshooting, and a demonstration of precision measurement skills. In the end, Ed Barry won the U.S. competition.

Besides winning a number of cash and other prizes, Barry went on to represent the United States in the 2007 Subaru World Technician Competition in Tokyo, Japan, in late October. There, he competed against technicians from 11 other countries to determine the best in the world. Ed Barry placed third, just behind Rick Wheeler of New Zealand. First place went to Norio Watanabe of Japan.

TOP TECHNICIANS FOR THE SUBARU U.S. NATIONAL TECHNICIAN COMPETITION:

Ed Barry, Flemington Subaru,
Flemington, New Jersey, representing
Subaru Distributors Corp.

Kevin Becker, Don Jacobs Subaru,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, representing
Subaru Great Lakes Region

Bret Carter, GO Subaru West,
Golden, Colorado, representing
Subaru Southwest Region

Allen Clifton, Tacoma Subaru,
Tacoma, Washington, representing
Subaru Northwest Region

William Myers, Austin Subaru,
Austin, Texas, representing
Subaru South Central Region

Michael Payette, Evergreen Subaru,
Auburn, Maine, representing
Subaru of New England

Daniel Zwaan, Rafferty Subaru,
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, representing
Subaru Mid Atlantic Region