TOP MECHANIC: City Chevy tech garners top award

COLUMBIA CITY – Russell Scriver now has “bookend” awards for achieving World Class Technician status – the highest level of professional development through the GM Service Technical College.Scriver, a top service technician at City Chevrolet in Columbia City, was the sole auto mechanic to achieve the designation in Indiana during the second quarter of this year – and one of only six nationally.Mastering his craft during high school and post-high school vocational-education studies, Scriver has plied his auto technician trade professionally for the past 15 years.In fact, Scriver received a similar award in 2005.Earlier this week he was presented a GM World Class Technician trophy and work shirt patch by Jim Scarbeary, general manager and co-owner for City Chevrolet and City Ford, located on U.S. 30 East in Columbia City.Upon receiving the award, Scriver quipped that, matched with his previous award in 2005, he now has “bookend trophies” in the realm of world class automotive service.In congratulating Scriver for his accomplishment, Scarbeary noted the award is “the ultimate achievement for GM Service technicians.”The award signifies that Scriver has gone beyond ASE certification “by providing technicians the opportunity to validate their knowledge and demonstrate their skills to themselves, to their employers and most importantly to their customers in all automotive service areas,” noted Michael R. Durkin, GM director of dealer service and warranty operation, in a congratulatory letter to the City Chevy service tech.Following the award presentation, Scriver was congratulated by his co-workers in service and sales.