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Hino Trucks Celebrates Top Master Elite Technicians


June 15, 2020


Novi, Michigan – Like many other events around the country, the final round of Hino Trucks Master Elite Service Competition and championship ceremony were cancelled to keep our team safe & healthy from the coronavirus pandemic.  It is clear that this year’s Class of 2020 Finalists are like no other and as such, we would like to recognize them here today!


Hino’s Master Elite designation is reserved for only the highest certified Hino truck technicians. The competition’s goal is to highlight the importance of this skilled trade and to honor the field of talented Hino Trucks technicians, who continue to expand their technical knowledge.


“We thank each and every one of our top finalists for working so hard to support Hino Trucks and for the enthusiasm they bring to this contest.  Each year the level of competition gets more intense and we are disappointed that we won’t be able to get together in person this year,” said John Musial, Vice President of Service Operations for Hino Trucks.  Because of the circumstances, this year’s prize package will be split up among all 24 finalists listed below:



Aaron Koch

Alex Malinowski

Benny  Plasencia

Billy Ray Stanley

Brian Hines

Brian York

Craig Wire

Daniel Hanna

Frank Thomas

John Hevia

Kelvin Stoel

Ken Cordry

Kurtis Reichley

Matt J.  Kiernan

Matt J. Bertagnoli

Perry Franklin

Richard Nonamaker

Roberto Ochoa

Thoai Huu Cao

Todd Shilliff

Wayne Kelso

Wayne Rapachietta

Tony Isajiw

William Nelson




To see more on the competition and competitors, please visit Hino’s blog at


Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 diesel commercial trucks in the United States. Hino Trucks is the premier heavy & medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers fully connected vehicles with low total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, unmatched reliability and maneuverability and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino has a network of over 230 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in customer service and support. Learn more about Hino Trucks at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube






For More Information:

Dominik Beckman

Director - Marketing and Dealer Operations

Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc.



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