̶ Award Recognizes Excellence Among Technicians– 

ORANGE, Calif., March 24, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) was selected by the Redline Technical Advisory Board as the winner and received more than $4,000 in cash and prizes from Redline Detection. 

McNees, a top tier ASE Master Certified Heavy Duty truck technician, has worked at Truck Centers, Inc. for 28 years in St. Louis, Mo. As the proven top technician at TCI, he was nominated by manager Jim Pennington for his exceptional mechanical abilities and dedicated hard work. Having years of experience, McNees is recognized as the “Answer Man” amongst his coworkers, but is also known for being a humble and patient leader as a mentor for TCI F.I.R.S.T. (Future in Repair Service Technology) apprentice program, where he shares valuable experience and technical knowledge to help the next generation of technicians. 

McNees is a certified “Expert” in Freightliner and Detroit training and is also Cummins, Caterpillar, Allison Transmission, Eaton Transmission and Meritor transmission certified. He is also the recipient of many prestigious industry awards including Freightliner’s ASE Master Technician of the Year in 2011, winner of the TCI Technician Challenge, and top honors in the Repair Order Work Station of the 2011 American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech Competition. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, hunting and gardening with his wife, Belva, and two children, Patrick and Brianna. 

“At Redline, we have tremendous admiration for the hard-working men and women who get up and give their best to the industry and the community every day. Our quality products are made right here in America, because we believe that American workers are the finest in the world. Through the Redline Rock Star Performance Award, we hope to honor these impressive men and women,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “This award recognizes a technician for their commitment to making a difference in the industry, their work and their community—the same values that our team at Redline live by every day.” 

According to Parker, Redline received hundreds of nominations for outstanding technicians around the nation underscoring how talented technicians are moving the field forward. Rob stood out from the others as a technician who is consistently dedicated to improving not only his own knowledge and skills, but also contributing to the knowledge of his colleagues and the young technicians he mentors. Rob is a real leader in the industry, in his workplace, and in the community. 

“I am honored to be selected for the 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award and to be nominated by TCI’s general manager Jim Pennington,” said McNees. “I’m confident the new Redline tools we received as part of my prize will be very helpful in diagnosing intake and exhaust leaks.” 

The Redline Technical Advisory Board is comprised of seven of the industry’s most influential members, all with a strong commitment to the future of technical education in the industry. This year’s board is comprised of professionals at the top of their field, each working in a different segment of the industry, including Aftermarket, OEM, Mobile Distribution, Technical Training, Garage Ownership and Performance Racing. It is at the helm of the company’s technical education platform called Redline Tech Academy. To learn more, please visit www.redlinedetection.com

About Redline Detection 

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s largest OEMs to individual heavy duty technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its excellence in the field, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com


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