GARMAT USA has announced winners of their 2016 Sharp Shooter Contest. This contest was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners who use Garmat equipment. Judging was based on the shop owner and paint techs’ dedication to providing quality paint jobs, superior customer service, attention to safety and overall equipment knowledge. Additional questions included an inquiry on how Garmat could improve their Garmat experience with product improvements.
One lucky winner, David Hamm from Toyota of Dallas, won a trip for two to SEMA 2016. Hamm was accompanied by his wife, Casey. In addition to the trip, Hamm was awarded a SATA Jet 5000 HVLP paint gun, SEMA backpack, Garmat Sharp Shooter cap, a GoPro Sessions camera, $500 and a Sharp Shooter award certificate.
Five finalists were also awarded two GoPro Sessions cameras (one for the contestant and one for the owner/manager), a Sharp Shooter hat and a Sharp Shooter award certificate. The top finalist, Jonathan Alvarado, was also awarded a SATA 5000 HVLP paint gun in addition to his prize package.
2016 Sharp Shooter winners are:
Grand prize winner
Painter: David Hamm
Manager: Wayne Herring
Distributor: Equipment Solutions
Caliber Collision-Harker Heights, Killeen, Texas
Painter: Jonathan Alvarado
Manager: Chris Houston
Distributor: Downdraft Concepts
DFW Collision Center Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Additional award of a SATA JET 5000 HVLP Spray Gun
Painter: Stephen Jones
Body Shop Manager: Hunter Ikerd
Distributor: Boothworks, USA
Premier Collision Center, Duluth, Ga.
Painter: David Puckett Jr
Body Shop Manager: David Puckett Jr
Distributor: Archer Equipment
Puckett Classic Cars, Springboro, Ohio
Painter: Chris Hanzely
Body Manager: Jason Voldrich
Distributor: Cleveland Spray Booths, Inc.
Suburban Collision Centers, North Olmstead, Ohio
Painter: Amitabh Baksh
Body Shop Manager: Mark Bozian/ Richard Marsh
Distributor: AutoQuip Canada
CSN Brimell Paint & Collision, Scarborough, Ontario
Painter: Mark Rubish
Body Shop Manager: Matt Weir
Distributor: RelyOn Technologies
Caliber Collision – Poway, Poway, Calif.
“On behalf of Garmat USA, I would like to personally thank all of the contestants for taking the time to send in or post your applications,” said Johan Huwaert, general manager of Garmat USA. “Having the opportunity to hear your thoughts and suggestions about our paint booths is a priceless opportunity in helping us develop products that truly meet the needs of our customers.”
For more information on Garmat USA, visit www.garmat.com.