Mahle Clevite names Champion Technician

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Mahle Clevite Inc. named Dave Arce as the winner of the Mahle Clevite Champion Technician contest, which honors the skills and experience of engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Arce earned the title thanks to a short essay submitted by his daughter, Hollee Arce. The essay depicts Arce’s passion, experience and career accomplishments as a talented engine specialist.

According to the essay, Arce recently fulfilled his life-long dream of being the proprietor of a self-contained automotive center specializing in engine machining, rebuilding and balancing, as well as in fuel injection service and general automotive repair. Additionally, Arce is an AERA member and ASE certified Master Engine Machinist. He was recognized as the top engine builder in San Diego (2000) and has built several winning race engines for the Lucas Oil Modified series.

“From rebuilding engines in his spare time to building several winning race engines and fulfilling his dream of owning his own business – Dave Arce’s accomplishments show that he is truly a ’champion’ in every aspect,” says Ted Hughes, manager of marketing for Mahle Clevite. “We are pleased to present Dave with this award and wish him continued success in his career.”

As Mahle Clevite Champion Technician, Arce received a VIP trip to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, including coach airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay and a special meet-and-greet with a NASCAR personality. The award also included a Mahle Clevite VIP dinner with Mahle Engine Builder of the Year, Doug Yates; two tickets to NASCAR Victory Lap and NASCAR After The Lap, tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, a feature on the Mahle Website and social networking sites, and a commemorative plaque.