Team FedEx LAX Wins 2013 AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition For Aviation Tech Excellence, Sponsored By Snap-on

    Team FedEx LAX Wins 2013 AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition For
                Aviation Tech Excellence, Sponsored By Snap-on

PR Newswire

KENOSHA, Wis., March 25, 2013

KENOSHA, Wis., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FedEx is known throughout the
industry for their speed and precision. The same is also true for their
aircraft mechanics as Team FedEx LAX displayed those characteristics in
besting more than 20 other maintenance teams to win the inaugural William
O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence, presented by Snap-on, at the
AviationPros Live Maintenance Skills Competition, earlier this month in Las
Vegas.

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The William O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence, presented by Snap-on,
is the grand prize for the team with the overall winning score from
AMTSociety's Maintenance Skills Competition. The O'Brien Trophy will be on
display at FedEx's maintenance facility at the Los Angeles International
Airport for the next year. The trophy will return to the Maintenance Skills
Competition next March and will again be up for grabs to the winning overall
team. Team FedEx LAX included Paul Germain, Mario Batuhan, Tony Clark, Gary
Damp, David Ramirez and coach Mike Sanford.

"On behalf of everyone at Snap-on around the world, I'd like to congratulate
Team FedEx LAX for their outstanding performance at this year's Maintenance
Skills Competition," said Andy Ginger, president, Snap-on Industrial. "This
event truly brings together the best-of-the-best in aircraft maintenance. Team
FedEx LAX performed very well against some really tough competition; the
William O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence is a testament to their
skill and professionalism."

FedEx sent three five-man teams to the Maintenance Skills Competition – the
team from LAX, along with teams from their maintenance hubs in Indianapolis
and Memphis. In selecting team members, FedEx held in-house competitions, and
even designed maintenance tasks for technicians to complete that were similar
to what they would perform in the Maintenance Skills Competition. The effort
paid off as the FedEx team from Indianapolis was runner-up in the commercial
aviation category behind their counterparts from LAX.

"We're here for the camaraderie and team building that FedEx is embracing with
its lean initiatives being implemented throughout the company," said Tom
Miller, a member of the FedEx Indianapolis team. "We love participating in
these types of competitions as it gives us a chance to see other airlines and
schools, and we get to see how the AMT field is growing. Bringing the O'Brien
Trophy to FedEx is awesome and it's great to see that Snap-on backs this
event."

The Maintenance Skills Competition is an event which gives teams of licensed
AMTs, AMEs, international military personnel and qualified aviation
maintenance students the chance to test their aviation maintenance skills
against those of their peers. The competition included 14 challenges in areas
such as avionics, hydraulics, jet engine troubleshooting, cockpit window
sealing and other tasks. Teams had 20 minutes to accurately complete each
task; teams that finished their tasks in less than the allotted time received
higher scores. 

"The Maintenance Skills Competition is a world class venue for the
best-of-the-best in the aircraft maintenance profession to showcase their
skills," said Ken MacTiernan, director, Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
Association. "Teams from around the world, as well as students preparing to
enter this skilled craft, come to compete and help promote the men and women
who are the true faces behind safety."

In addition to the William O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence,
Snap-on donated more than $75,000 in tools and equipment to top finishers in
the competition.

Sponsoring the William O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence is part of
Snap-on's expanded three-year commitment to AviationPros Live.That commitment
also positions Snap-on as the new Exclusive Sponsor of the AMTSociety
Maintenance Skills Competition, and is the official tool sponsor of the event.


For more information about Snap-on, call 877.740.1900, or visit
http://www.snapon.com; for information on the AMTSociety Maintenance Skills
Competition, visit www.amtsociety.org.

About Snap-on Industrial
Snap-on Industrial is a division of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global
innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment,
software and service solutions for professional users. Products and services
include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information
and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle
dealerships and repair centers, as well as customers in industry, government,
agriculture, aviation and natural resources. Products and services are sold
through the company's franchisee, company-direct, distribution and Web-based
channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 Company
headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Website: http://www.snapon.com
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Contact: Ed Liss, +1-262-656-5218, Ed.liss@snapon.com; or Steve Staedler,
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