Garmat Announces Winner of 2012 Sharp Shooter Contest - BodyShop Business

Garmat Announces Winner of 2012 Sharp Shooter Contest

Gary Gonzales of Plano, Texas, wins trip for two to SEMA.

Garmat has announced that painter Gary Gonzales of Plano, Texas, has won the grand prize SEMA trip for two as part of the company’s second annual Sharp Shooter Contest. This contest was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners that use Garmat equipment. Gonzales’ manager, Kevin Kidwell, will accompany him on the trip.

Judging was based on the shop owner’s and paint tech’s 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 experience with product updates.

"Gary is a humble guy; he was surprised he had won, and is very excited because he has never been to SEMA or Las Vegas," said Kidwell.

In addition to the grand prize, five finalists received leather jackets for both the tech and body shop owner, and each entrant was awarded a Garmat Sharp Shooter cap.

The contest winners included:

Grand Prize Winner
Crest Collision, Plano, Texas
Painter: Gary Gonzales
Manager: Kevin Kidwell
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly,
Oka’s Auto Body, Waipahu, Hawaii
Painter: Jonathan Delenia
Owner: Eddie Okahara   
Distributor: Hawaii Power Tools, Reuben Nemoto
Global Collision, Denver, Colo.
Painter: Anthony Romero
Body Shop Manager: Jake Shaw
Distributor: John Baker Sales, John Baker,
Classic and Performance Mustangs Inc., Denver, Colo.
Painter: Jarrett Caldwell
Owner: Terry Moreland
Distributor: John Baker Sales, John Baker,
Tulley Collision Center of Nashua, N.H.
Painter: Don Gagne
Owner: Rick Parziale
Distributor: Spray Booth Services, David Berube,
Atlanta Classic Cars Collision Inc., Atlanta Ga.
Painter: Greg Butera
Body Shop Manager: John C. Sageder  
Distributor: Filterworks USA, Gregg Strandberg,
"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."

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