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2009 Assembly of Champions Winner Mariano Rubio

We are proud to announce that Longo Service Technician Mariano Rubio is the US winner of Toyota's Assembly of Champions.  This is Toyota's highest award for a Service Technician and designates Mariano as the #1 Toyota Technician in the USA (out of 13,878 eligible technicians!)  In addition to the dealership meeting management and customer service guidelines, Mariano won the award by being Toyota Certified at the Master Level and he had the highest combined Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician Qualification Test Score and ASE Composite Score.  In fact, he was the only person to get a perfect 100% score on the Master Diagnostic Technician Qualification Test!  Mariano joins 2002 Assembly of Champions winner Hideaki Suzuki who is now a Shop Foreman at Longo Toyota.

As the recipient of the Assembly of Champions Award, Mariano will represent the United States at Toyota's International Service Champions' Assembly in Nagoya, Japan.  During his trip, Mariano will have the opportunity to learn new technologies at Toyota's headquarters and also do a good deal of sight seeing. 

On Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, we held a company-wide bar-b-que to celebrate Mariano Rubio's outstanding achievement.  We hope you enjoy the pictures below which were taken at the event:

Mariano Rubio and Penske Motor Group President Greg Penske
Mariano Rubio and Longo Toyota CEO

Mariano Rubio and Longo Toyota President Tom Rudnai

Mariano Rubio and Tom Rudnai

Mariano Rubio and Longo Fixed Operations Director Mark Seipel

Mariano and Mark Seipel

Mariano Rubio and Greg Penske with members of Mr. Rubio's family
Mariano Family

Toyota Customer Service Field Manager David Fontanella, Mariano Rubio, Toyota Customer Service Operations Manager Dave VandeLinde, and Toyota National Service Admin. Manager Sal Berardesco
Mariano and Toyota Executives

Mark Seipel congratulates Mariano Rubio in the Longo Toyota Service Department
Mariano Group

Longo Shop Foreman Billy Stewart, Mariano Rubio, Toyota Field Technical Specialist Mike Houghtling, and 2002 Assembly of Champions Winner - Longo Shop Foreman Hideaki Suzuki
Mariano and the Shop Foremen

Toyota District Service and Parts Manager Jonathon Schurger, Mariano Rubio, Mark Seipel, and Longo Service Manager Mark Berube
Mariano with the Managers

Congratulations message on Longo's giant electronic sign
Mariano Honored on the Longo Sign
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