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NationaLease Announces Regional Winners for 13th Annual NationaLease Tech Challenge

Top Three Finalists Headed to Top Tech Competition in Cleveland, OH

April 12, 2023 – NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, announced the 10 regional winners of the 2023 NationaLease Tech Challenge Exam. For 12 years, there have been 9 regional winners that advanced from the Written Exam to the Hands-On Competition of the NationaLease Tech Challenge. This year, in addition to the 9 regional winners, the top-scoring second place finisher will also advance to the Hands-On Challenge and have the chance of being titled Top Tech.

All ten finalists will be advancing to the next stage which is the Hands-On Competition hosted by Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, IL. The top three techs will go on to compete at this year’s TMCSuperTech Competition, in September 2023, representing NationaLease.

This year’s finalists include:

• Region 1: Matthew Kenney, VEL NationaLease
• Region 2: Stewart Kitchin, Ballard Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member
• Region 3: Eric Maynard, Aim NationaLease
• Region 4: Jason Newman, Salem NationaLease
• Region 5: Zach Saum, Aim NationaLease
• Region 6: Mark Duselis, Aim NationaLease
• Region 7: Wade Murphy-Price, Airoldi Brothers NationaLease
• Region 7: Nathan Olson, GATR NationaLease **10th finalist!**
• Region 8: Clyde Weathers, Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease member
• Region 9: John Norwood, Aim NationaLease

The NationaLease Tech Challenge, now in its 13th year, recognizes member company technicians with the opportunity to compete in a series of events testing their maintenance knowledge and skills. A record number of 321 member company technicians completed their exam on March 15, the preliminary step needed to qualify for the title of NationaLease Top Tech.


About NationaLease
Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 165,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at