One month later, he competed against 18 other operators at the Western Regional Finals in Clayton, NC, at the Edward J Rapp Customer Demonstration and Learning Center. The full-day event included challenges on a backhoe loader, wheel loader and excavator and concluded with the awards ceremony.
Next week, Matt will represent the US alongside the Eastern Regional Finals winner from Holt Caterpillar in Texas, both vying for the ultimate title against 7 other operators from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Poland, and Sweden. The 9 finalists competed against more than 5,000 other operators to earn their spot at CONEXPO.
Originally from a small town in Michigan, Matt has been an Arizona resident for more than three decades and is proud to call San Tan Valley his home. Construction has been in Matt’s family for four generations, starting with his grandfather and continuing with his son/coworker.