Garmat Sharp Shooter Contest Winners Announced - BodyShop Business

Garmat Sharp Shooter Contest Winners Announced

GARMAT USA announced the winners of its 2011 Sharp Shooter Contest. The contest, which started in early September, was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners who use Garmat equipment.

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, Garmat says. Additional questions included an inquiry on how Garmat could improve the shop’s experience with product improvements.

The Grand Prize Winner Art Smith won a trip for two to SEMA 2011. Smith said this will be the first time he has ever been to SEMA, and he is excited to attend. His story can be found on the Garmat Facebook page. In addition to the grand prize, seven finalists received leather jackets for both the tech and body shop owner, and every entrant was awarded a Garmat Sharp Shooter cap.
The contest winners included:

Grand Prize Winner
JM Lexus Certified Collision Center of Margate, Fla.
Painter: Art Smith
Manager: Bobby Glaize
Distributor: Filterworks USA  
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Pat’s CARSTAR of Plover, Wis.
Painter: Adam Sawyer
Owner: Pat Arnold   
Distributor: Wakeman Equipment, Inc. 

Sewell Lexus Certified Collision Center of Dallas, Texas
Painter: Phillip Dozier
Body Shop Manager: Jim Sowle
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists  

Country Body Shop of Holland, Mich.
Owner/Painter: Robb Klieneksel
Distributor: Altra Products Supply, Inc. 

Tulley Collision of Nashua, N.H.
Painter: Scott Pond
Owner: Rick Parzielle
Distributor: Spray Booth Services

Cherry Capital Cadillac Subaru of Traverse City, Mich.
Painter: Paul Eno
Body Shop Manager: Chris Hall  
Distributor: Altra Products Supply, Inc.

Fox Charlevoix Ford of Charlevoix, Mich.
Body Shop Manager: Tom Burley
Painter: Michael William Schmidt
Distributor: Altra Products Supply, Inc.

Autobody Specialists of Columbus, Ohio
Painter: Dan Chase AKA “Sparkey”
Owner: Brian Hoover
Distributor: Archer Collision Equipment Inc.
"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."

More information:

Garmat USA  

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