Cronic’s White earns world-class tech designation from GM

Cronic Automotive Group Dealer Wanda Cronic Howell, World-Class Technician Jimmy White and Cronic Chevrolet/Nissan Service Director Charles Koehler

The next time you go to Cronic Chevrolet’s service department, ask for Jimmy White and take a look at the patch on his shirt.

After years of study and hard work in the classroom and the service bay, he is now a “World Class Technician,” which is the highest level of professional development that can be earned through the General Motors Service Technical College.

“We are very proud of Jimmy for achieving this ‘World Class Technician’ status,” said Wanda Cronic Howell, the dealer at the Cronic Automotive Group, which includes Cronic Chevrolet, Cronic Nissan, and Cronic Buick GMC Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM.

In addition to the pewter and wood trophy White was presented for his achievement, Howell gave him a monetary bonus from the dealership during a brief ceremony at Cronic Chevrolet.

“Our entire service department staff strives to do their best for all our customers,” Howell said.  “Jimmy’s achievement is just on more example of an employee here who goes beyond the minimum to ensure that we provide the best service after the sale.”

Howell said that having a World Class Technician in the service department was a great honor and would be very beneficial to every customer because he could serve as a mentor on every job.

White, 58, has worked around cars and trucks his entire life.  Except for a short stint in 2007, he has been at Cronic since 2001.  The Red Oak native and former resident of Barnesville now lives in Griffin.  When he is not working on four-wheel vehicles, White likes to tinker with his motorcycle and his boats.  The life-long fisherman says he has “a couple of those.”

The “World-Class Technician” designation is the ultimate achievement for GM Service Technicians.  In order to earn it, the technician must first be an ASE Master Technician.  White earned that in 2002.  The applicant must pass intensive tests in areas of service work, such as engines, transmissions, electrical and brakes.

There are thousands of service technicians at Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC dealerships across the country; however, only a few hundred have earned the “World-Class Technician” status.

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