Top Tech Champion Brandon Galbreath of D&N RV Service and RV Industry Association 40 under 40 recipient, Kary Galbreath, were honored at a special ceremony in their hometown of Guntersville, Alabama on January 27. D&N RV Service hosted a celebration gathering more than 250 residents to thank the community for their support, as well as their appreciation to customers, the local community, and the state of Alabama.
Local and state officials were also present with other influential pillars of the community including: Mayor Leigh Dollar, Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall, State Senator Clay Scofield, Marshall County Sherriff Scott Walls, Director of Marshal Co. Trade School Sherman Leeth, local DJ Bruce Underwood, and Ken Nix, owner of D&N RV Service among others, to present trophies to each winner. Bruce Hopkins, vice president of standards and Liz Crawford, senior vice president of trade shows and events were also in attendance representing the RV Industry Association.
Kary Galbreath was recognized for her accomplishments during the RV Industry Association’s Outlook Breakfast at the National RV Trade Show in November 2017. Nominated by her peers, Kary was selected as a current and future leader of the industry and a 40 under 40 recipient by the RV Industry Association’s Trade Shows and Events Committee.
The Top Tech Challenge tested competitors to diagnose several RV service issues as fast as they could under the pressure of a running clock and in front of an audience. Brandon Galbreath successfully beat out seven RV Top Tech finalists over two rounds in a competition to quickly and accurately diagnose RV problems including troubleshooting a water heater fault, troubleshooting a 12-volt fault and troubleshooting a refrigerator fault - in record time and with accuracy. Besides being crowned the Top Tech Champion during the competition, he received a Top Tech trophy and was presented with a $10,000 grand prize.
The competition was sponsored by Airxcel, Dometic, Lippert Components and Thetford.
Check out highlights from the 2017 Top Tech Challenge: