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BASF Participates in R-M Best Painter Contest

The R-M Best Painter contest tests skills in the use of R-M ONYX HD waterborne technology to maximize productivity and ensure the lowest possible environmental impact.

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Brandon Rixse (center) receives his plaque for being named the North American representative for the R-M Best Painter contest from Roger Sipe, BASF account representative (left), and Mike Freeman, BASF market segment manager for R-M in North America.

For the first time, BASF Corporation will participate in the R-M Best Painter Contest, with Brandon Rixse of Thomas E. Brown, Inc., representing the company. Rixse will travel to R-M global headquarters in France to participate in the competition against painters from 15 different countries.

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“The goal of the competition is to promote the profession of refinish painting,” said Mike Freeman, BASF market segment manager for R-M. “BASF is committed to developing young talent for the collision repair industry. We’re confident Brandon will be a strong representative for North America.”

The R-M Best Painter contest, which runs Sept. 27-29, 2016, started in 1999. Participants must be 30 years old or younger. The competition tests skills in the use of R-M ONYX HD waterborne technology to maximize productivity and ensure the lowest possible environmental impact. Additional skills such as color matching, overall knowledge of R-M ONYX HD, and health and safety issues are also tested.

The winner of the global R-M Best Painter contest will be announced on Sept. 30th, and prizes include a $2,800 travel voucher. The competition is supported by business partners 3M, EMM, DeVilbiss, RUPES and SATA.

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