Cloghan’s Chris Takes Top Spot in Peugeot Technical Challenge

Chris Doolan, Technical Manager at Hugo Loonam Motors, Main Peugeot Dealers, Cloghan, Co. Offaly has been awarded Peugeot Technican of the Year, sponsored by Finol Oils and winning himself a trophy and €500 worth of holiday vouchers. The Mayo-born man has over ten years’ experience in the Irish Motor Industry and has worked at the newly-refurbished Hugo Loonam Motors for the last four.

Peugeot assess their Technical Advisors every two years through Automobiles Peugeot’s online training programme, Evalion, to ensure the highest Peugeot standards are implemented. During a twelve month period, Chris scored the highest in the Peugeot Dealer Network in his evaluation programme, consisting of 160 detailed questions across a broad spectrum of technical training areas: diagnostics, petrol engines, diesel engines, gearboxes, multiplexing, service methods, environment, suspensions, steering, brakes, technical assistance and documentation. Chris was selected from 34 Peugeot Technical Advisors as this year’s deserved winner of the Peugeot Technician of the Year award.

At the awards-ceremony held by Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland, at Gowan House, Dublin, Chris said, “Our goal at Hugo Loonam Motors is to go that bit further each and every time, to serve our local people and local businesses to the best of our ability. Testament to that is the fact we’ve scored 100% totally satisfied customers in our CSI rating this year to date. I’m delighted with the award.”

Dealer Principal, Hugo Loonam, said, “With a large investment required to open our new dealership in Cloghan this year, it is vitally important to know that we have the right team, to deliver future business objectives in a competitive environment. That only comes with a strong customer loyalty, which can only be maintained if we deliver total customer satisfaction in our workshop. Through his hard work, customer-friendly approach and determination we’ve seen Chris help steadily build our workshop business very successfully here in Cloghan. We’re thrilled that Chris’ ability and success has been recognised by Peugeot.”

Born on Achill-Island, Chris now resides in Cloghan and is a member of the Lough Boora running club. He trains the U7s at Cloghan GAA Club.

Pictured from left to right are: Sean Holland, Managing Director at Finol Oils, Chris Doolan, Peugeot Technician of the Year, Martin Dunne, Technical Manager at Gowan Distributors Limited, Sean Kearns, Head of Aftersales, Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland