Seamus Cooke Receives Prestigious VISTA Award

 Congratulations to our very own Expert Service Technician Seamus Cooke as a recipient of the prestigious VISTA Award for 2012 for the 2nd time in a row. VISTA stands for Volvo International Service Training Award. The VISTA Award honors the best Master and Expert Technicians and Service Advisors in North America. There are 3000 Technicians in North America but only 90 of these are Expert Technicians. We feel very fortunate to have two of these specialists here at Almartin Volvo. Both Seamus and Billy Vespa have been recipients of this award.

There were 72 Technicians and 20 Service Advisors that competed for the 18 technician and 5 Service Advisor places on the VISTA Winner's study trip that took place in Sweden in June. The competition is a combination of written tests and hands-on diagnostic tests. Qualifiers compete in Boston and perform timed diagnostic tests and the winners in Boston then headed to the finals in New Jersey at Volvo Cars of North America. "During this two-day event these competitors completed a series of tasks designed to test their diagnostic, product knowledge and customer handling skills. When not being tested, they were treated to demonstrations of Volvo's Safety Systems, Polestar performance, and an introduction to Volvo Car's electrification projects featuring the C-30 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Also during the event, Dealer Tire provided an overview of their products and services; Professional driving instructors from Monticello Motor Club offered some driving tips and techniques; and Volvo Cars of North America's brand managers offered a glimpse of where Volvo cars are heading."

After the comprehensive competition in New Jersey the winning Technicians are then invited to attend the well deserved, luxurious trip to Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the past Almartin Volvo has had other VISTA winners. We enjoy the friendly competition among our service technicians to see who can win the trip to Sweden. It is quite an honor to be a winner of this award and we are very proud of Seamus for being a 2012 recipient. 

Congratulations to our very own Expert Service Technician Seamus Cooke as a recipient of the prestigious VISTA Award for 2012 for the 2
nd time in a row. VISTA stands for Volvo International Service Training Award. The VISTA Award honors the best Master and Expert Technicians and Service Advisors in North America. There are 3000 Technicians in North America but only 90 of these are Expert Technicians. We feel very fortunate to have two of these specialists here at Almartin Volvo. Both Seamus and Billy Vespa have been recipients of this award.

There were 72 Technicians and 20 Service Advisors that competed for the 18 technician and 5 Service Advisor places on the VISTA Winner's study trip that took place in Sweden in June. The competition is a combination of written tests and hands-on diagnostic tests. Qualifiers compete in Boston and perform timed diagnostic tests and the winners in Boston then headed to the finals in New Jersey at Volvo Cars of North America. "During this two-day event these competitors completed a series of tasks designed to test their diagnostic, product knowledge and customer handling skills. When not being tested, they were treated to demonstrations of Volvo's Safety Systems, Polestar performance, and an introduction to Volvo Car's electrification projects featuring the C-30 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Also during the event, Dealer Tire provided an overview of their products and services; Professional driving instructors from Monticello Motor Club offered some driving tips and techniques; and Volvo Cars of North America's brand managers offered a glimpse of where Volvo cars are heading."

After the comprehensive competition in New Jersey the winning Technicians are then invited to attend the well deserved, luxurious trip to Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the past Almartin Volvo has had other VISTA winners. We enjoy the friendly competition among our service technicians to see who can win the trip to Sweden. It is quite an honor to be a winner of this award and we are very proud of Seamus for being a 2012 recipient.

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