Paul Pulkinen is handy with tools and now he been recognized for his skills.

Pulkinen, a Brockton resident who works at Paul Clark Volkswagen, 122 Liberty St., was awarded the distinction of Master Technician Wednesday by Volkswagen of America. As part of the presentation, Pulkinen received a ring signifying the honor.

Becoming a Master Technician is a job in itself, requiring years of study, including 520 classroom hours and over 65 training days. It’s also a select club as Pulkinen is now one of only 20 Master Technicians in the state.

Presenting the award to Pulkinen were George Kaniwec, Boston Area Service Operations Manager for Volkswagen of America; Gregory Edge, Northeast Region Quality Technical Manager for Volkswagen of America; Mike Sobaleski, the service manger at Paul Clark Volkswagen; and Paul Clark, owner of Paul Clark Volkswagen.

Pulkinen lives in Brockton with his wife and two daughters.

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