For the second year in a row, Daniel Droog, the Sonny Merryman Inc. Service Trainer, has been named the Thomas Built Bus Trainer of the Year for the Southeast Region. This award is part of the Thomas Built Bus STARS program (Service Trainer Awards for Reaching the Stars). The program was introduced in 2009 and has since grown to include 57 trainers. In 2016, these trainers taught more than 934 classes over 255 work days, equating to an average of three classes per day.
Daniel joined Team Sonny in 2002 and became the Service Trainer in 2014. Since then, he has increased both the number of workshops offered to customers as well as the topics available. During 2016, he added a new class on the C2 Electrical System. The class includes an overview of computer modules in the 1939 data link and wiring schematics to troubleshoot electrical, power, and ground circuit failures.
In addition, Daniel also offers workshops on topics such as Access Freightliner Program, Thomas Bus Online, Cummins Program, Detroit Diesel, and Bendix Air Disc Brakes.
As one of the top five trainers in the country, Daniel is eligible to receive the Trainer of the Year award. The recipient of this award will be announced in April at the Thomas Dealer Meeting.
Congratulations, Daniel! We are proud to have you on our team.