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MPi’s “REV it UP” Nationwide Contest for Auto Technicians a Huge Success: Attracts 6,000 Entrants from 320 Dealerships

             Las Vegas, NV, March 14, 2011 —   Mobile Productivity, Inc., (MPi) ( the leading provider of vehicle inspection tools, processes, and consulting for auto dealer service departments, today announced that its nationwide contest for auto technicians, “REV it UP”, was a huge success. 6,000 technicians entered from 320 auto dealerships across the nation.


REV it UP” was a series of four races designed to test technicians’ skills and speed using MPi’s state-of-the-art software system, EDGE, for their vehicle inspection process. The final race was held last weekend at Lexus of Henderson, NV, with Andy Holmes from Beach Ford Lincoln in Suffolk, VA, taking the winning spot. It was a very close race; Holmes was tied with Jon Dine from Team Nissan in Manchester, NH but completed his inspection 30 seconds faster.

As the national finalist, Holmes walked away with an 8-lap Rookie Experience with Richard Petty Driving Experience, $5,000 in cash and an OTC Pegisys™ scan tool valued at $5,500. Holmes, who has served as a technician for over 20 years, has worked at Beach Ford for the past 11 ½ years, and has been a Ford Senior Master Technician for 10 years.

“I really enjoyed being in such good company and in the face of such great competitors.  I found that the “REV it Up” competition showed me and my co-workers just how much more thorough you can be at doing a multi-point inspection.  We all found things that needed attention on the vehicle which others had missed, at every level of the competition. Anything that can teach you something about the profession you have chosen is worthwhile,” said Holmes. “To have won by less than a minute because both I and the runner-up had only missed a few items on the vehicle shows just how skilled we had all become by the end of the competition, and that's saying a lot.  Honing our skills to be more observant and aware of a vehicle’s needs will only benefit us, but in the long run our employers and our customers as well,” Holmes added.


The other four regional finalists were:


North East Region: John Dine, representing Team Nissan in Manchester, NH

Mid West Region:  Clint Ellison, representing Orr Nissan in Corinth, TX

North West Region: Curt Kruse representing Jaremko Nissan Saab

South West Region: Val Rodriguez, representing Cerritos Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai



Each won a cash prize of $1,000 and an OTC Nemisys™ scan tool valued at $1,349.

     Commenting on “REV it UP”, David Boyle, President and COO of MPi said, “I am so impressed by the level of skill we have seen in this contest and my hearty congratulations go out to the winners; it is quite something to come out of top of more than 6,000 entrants from 320 dealerships. We are thrilled by the response to “Rev it UP”, it seems to fill a real need and we look forward to making it an annual event. This race really achieved its purpose of exciting and engaging Fixed Operations to raise their game.”

EDGE™ is part of the MPi World Class Inspection™ (WCI) system. Where the system is in use, auto dealers are performing a better inspection and doing a superior job of explaining needed repairs to the customer, realizing benefits that average between $100 and $125 in additional needed repairs per vehicle inspection, a substantial increase in profit for the service department.

The WCI system focuses on the management of a “customer friendly” process which when performed correctly produces better results.  MPi’s complete and all inclusive vehicle inspection program includes its state of the art software solution, EDGE; customized customer friendly communication tools (Recommended Action Plan™ and Know Your Vehicle™ reports), detailed management reporting and analysis tools, ongoing consulting and training services, and process and performance metrics.

WCI pricing is based on dealership size and number of users. A dealership can receive a no-cost price quote and business case by contacting MPI at (888) 335-5736, or visit MPi’s website at:





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