Opus Inspection Honors PA Students for Automotive Repair Prowess

Encouraging motorists to receive valid and accurate emissions-related repairs is a critical element of the I/M industry. Having reputable technicians to perform these repairs is vital. At the recent I/M Solutions Conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA, Opus Inspection honored two talented Pennsylvania high school students who are upholding the values of our industry. Benjamin Surplice and Theodore Zumpone won their state automotive repair competition in March, then in April went on to represent Pennsylvania at the Annual National Automotive Technology Competition held in New York; at which they placed a very impressive 6th out of 30 teams. The competition involves OEM-sponsored vehicles, that are cunningly detuned. Students use the latest tools and technical methods to identify, trouble-shoot, and repair vehicles. Such repairs improve vehicle performance and efficiency; ultimately sparing natural resources and reducing emissions.


Benjamin and Theodore were each presented with a $1,000 scholarship from Opus Inspection. “The Opus award will be used to enhance the students’ careers in the purchase of tools and/or equipment”, said Skip Wagner, Manager Service Department Operations and Training at Pennsylvania Automotive Association. “ “In the current climate of career awareness, I, PAA, and the two young men want to thank you and OPUS INSPECTION, Inc. for the generous award and the assistance well deserved to these young men who will absolutely be an asset to the automotive industry.”

PA Students


Pictured left to right: Mark Watson (PAA Automotive Instructor), Benjamin Surplice, Theodore Zumpone, Skip Wagner.