Special to the E-T

Bruner Motors, Inc. announces this yearís General Motors (GM) Mark of Excellence Award winners and the Chrysler Certified Professionals Honor Roll honorees.

General Motors and the Chrysler Corporation both provide factory training and each rewards technicians and salespeople ó GM via the Mark of Excellence program and Chrysler through the Chrysler Certified Professionals Honor Roll. To achieve these honors, members of the automotive industry must complete extensive training in categories such as body electrical systems, diesel fuel management, engine performance, brakes and many more.

The Bruner Motors Service Department picked up several accolades from both GM and Chrysler. Bruner GM Service Shop Foreman Brice Campbell ranked 77 out of 568 in GM Engine Performance. Osvaldo Garcia ranked 43 out of 442 in GM Automatic Transmission/Transaxle. Willis Carson ranked 16 out of 519 in Electrical/Electronic Systems and Wendell Riggs ranked 68 out of 327 in Heating and Air Conditioning. From the Bruner Body Shop three employees, C.J. Stewart, Lyndell Carlson and Lyndon Carlson ranked extremely high reaching 23 of 102, 6 of 128 and 1 of 128 respectively.

Brunerís Chrysler Service Manager, Chad Jarrett, and Service Advisor Cory Jenkins are recognized on the Chrysler Honor Roll as having reached the Chrysler Certified Level Achievement. Also acknowledged for the Certified Level Achievement are members of the Parts Department, including Charlie Livingston and Parts Manager Dwaine Howell. Technicians Ronnie Necessary, Jeremy Jones and Arnold Makara reached the Masters Level Achievement.

The Bruner Sales Departments also racked up the awards, with the GM Sales Manager, Kyle Masters, and two salespeople, Ben Sopha and Larry Wooten achieving GM Mark of Excellence status. General Sales Manager, James Childress, and Chrysler Sales Manager, Doug Keith both were awarded Certified Level of Achievement on the Chrysler Honor Roll. Travis Jansen, Larry Hammett, and Larry Holderman placed on the Certified Level as well. Pat Hammett has the special honor of being honored by both General Motors and Chrysler, as she achieved the Certified Level of Achievement as well as the GM Mark of Excellence.