Mitchell 1 Awards 2012 SuperTech Grand Champion

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on company, awarded Christopher Barnett of Ryder Systems, the Grand Champion of TMC’s SuperTech 2012-National Technician Skills Competition, a subscription that will allow him to access Mitchell 1’s online service information for a full year. Mitchell 1’s, and together have all the information required to diagnose and correctly repair all makes of Class 4-8 vehicles.

Dan Kincaid, Mitchell 1 Senior Technical Editor, who made the award to Barnett, commented “Since this is a competition that measures a technician’s skills, we are happy to make this valuable contribution to Christopher as another tool to enhance his overall skills. We believe this Mitchell 1 subscription will continue to pay dividends throughout the coming year for both Christopher and his company.”

Mitchell 1 has been a sponsor of the SuperTech national competitions since their inception seven years ago and each year Mitchell 1 has run the Service Information skills station testing competitors on their ability to use computers and web-based programs to diagnose and fix vehicles properly. In addition to their involvement at the national level, Mitchell 1 also supports and participates in many state technician skills competitions as well. 

Mitchell 1 online vehicle repair products, including, and, have all the vital procedural service information in one place, for all makes, to maximize shop productivity. They include thousands of detailed color wiring diagrams to help solve complex electrical problems as well as full-color photos that provide a real-world view of many vehicle components and assemblies.

Unique to Mitchell 1 products, CircuitSelect™ allows the user to easily trace, highlight, isolate and hide individual wiring circuits using different colored highlights. is used in TMC Skills Competitions to test technicians on their ability to use computer-based information which is becoming more prevalent in shops where medium and heavy duty trucks and trailers are serviced. Mitchell 1 programs are also increasingly being included as part of truck technician vocational school curriculums to train technicians how to use the most updated tools available when they graduate. 

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About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.