Galway man claims All-Ireland Skoda crown

Pictured (L to R) at the national Skoda Service Advisor Champion award presentation were: Chris Lowry, technical coach of Skoda Ireland, with winner David Mullane, service managerat Monaghan & Sons, Galway, and David Rave, head of aftersales Skoda Ireland.

Pictured (L to R) at the national Skoda Service Advisor Champion award presentation were: Chris Lowry, technical coach of Skoda Ireland, with winner David Mullane, service managerat Monaghan & Sons, Galway, and David Rave, head of aftersales Skoda Ireland.

David Mullane, service manager at Galway’s main Skoda dealership Monaghan & Sons, Tuam Road, has been awarded the prestigious title of national Skoda Service Advisor Champion. The competition is part of the Skoda Service Challenge 2014.

Mullane will now go on to compete in an international Skoda competition representing Ireland in the Service category and will compete for the title of Individual World Champion.

Now in its fifth year, the Skoda Service Challenge has become an important benchmark for measuring the qualities of the best employees in the global Skoda service network and includes three different categories; parts and accessory manager, service advisor and service technician. The service challenge is the largest comparative event for employees in the Skoda service network and consists of several rounds and focuses on theoretical as well as practical knowledge.

With more than 18 years’ industry experience, Mullane has managed the complete service centre at Monaghan & Sons, Galway for more than two years having originally set up his own auto-repair centre.

Commenting on the awards David Rave, head of aftersales at Skoda Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce David as the category winner for the service advisor category in the Skoda service challenge for 2014. David is a very worthy winner and has demonstrated a lot of commitment and knowledge over the past year. David will now represent Ireland in the spring in the international competition taking place in Skoda HQ in the Czech Republic and we wish him all the best.”

Also commenting, Leo Monaghan, dealer principal at Monaghan & Sons, Galway, said “David is a valued member of the Monaghan & Sons team and we are very proud that a representative from our dealership has claimed the national title. We wish him all the best in the international event and I know he will do our dealership proud.”

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