Isuzu Philippines once again held its annual Service Skills Olympics last June 3 at Filinvest Tent in Alabang.
The one-day program was designed to empower and appreciate the importance of the key dealer parts and service personnel namely—service advisor, service technicians and parts analyst—whose roles have been the catalyst for the success of the company. The activity also strengthens and improves the theoretical and technical skills of IPC’s dealer parts and service personnel.
Spearheaded by IPC President Hajime Koso, EVP Shojiro Sakoda and Vice President for Aftersales Koji Hanawa, three categories–divided into various subcategories–such as Service Technician, Service Advisor, and Parts Analyst, comprised the competition ranging from written to practical exams.
Winners of parts analyst category were Joselito Tubilla of Isuzu Mandaue (2nd Runner Up); Joana Zorilla of Isuzu Pampanga (1st Runner Up); and Jessie Huyno of Cagayan de Oro (declared overall champion).
For the service advisor category, winners were Jessie James Marilla of CDO on third place, just a few points short of Melvin Esguerra of Isuzu Cavite and Julius Cesar Opaco of Isuzu Mandaue, who took the first and second spots, respectively.
Meanwhile, Isuzu Pasig tandem of Martt Erruze Pugay and Leovence Galeja bagged the championship for the service technician category, followed by Isuzu Davao’s Leonido Gascon and Reynaldo Berberio and Jusua Cantre and Mark Tirso dela Cruz II of Isuzu Bulacan.
Winners of the Service Technicians Category, together with IPC executives.
From the winners, IPC will develop one team who will represent Isuzu Philippines to the 2017 Isuzu World Technical Competition to be held in Japan this November.
For his part, Koso said that he is looking forward for another victory from the latest ISSO winners, saying that the results show every Isuzu employees’ knowledge and confidence on the brand.
“I believe that from these pool of winners, IPC has a greater chance of bagging the top post in this year’s Isuzu World Technical Competition and I’m looking forward to that,” he said.
Last year, IPC won second place in the LCV category, which was held in Thailand and 3rd place in the Category B: emission regulation for N-series, Euro 4 and below held in Japan. Jumar Verano of Isuzu Pasig, Charlie Belano of Isuzu Alabang, with their head coach Bong Corocoto who is the Assistant Section Head for Technical Service were the LCV team. While, Nap Marquez, head coach and Assistant Section head for training, Crispin Maldonado of Isuzu Pasig and Erwin Cartagena of Isuzu Cabanatuan were the Category B team.