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Leading Edge Receives BASF Automotive Refinish Distributor of the Year Award

Jobber received award for innovation, forward thinking and ability to differentiate itself in Arizona market.

(Far left) Chuck Soeder, vice president, Automotive Refinish and Industrial Coatings Solutions for BASF, and (far right) Denise Kingstrom, strategic accounts manager, Automotive Refinish for BASF, present the Distributor of the Year Award to the Leading Edge team. Left to right are: Soeder, Travis Leybeck, Paul Derdich, Mike Priest, John Rang, Matt Johnson, David Brannon, Troy Schooley, Steve Balsley, Vaughn Lindberg and Kingstrom.BASF Automotive Refinish presented its Distributor of the Year award to Leading Edge Auto Refinishers, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., at its annual ColorSource Conference on April 19 in La Jolla, Calif.

“Leading Edge received the award because of its innovation, forward thinking and ability to differentiate itself in Arizona," said Denise Kingstrom, BASF’s strategic accounts manager. "With a strong record of continued growth and outstanding customer service and support, as well as commitment to waterborne conversions, Leading Edge is a true partner with BASF.”

Leading Edge has been family owned and operated since 1993.

“We’re very proud to receive this award on behalf of the entire team at Leading Edge," said Matt Johnson, co-owner of Leading Edge. "It would be hard to imagine operating Leading Edge without all the talented people in the organization. We would also like to thank BASF for supporting our business initiatives. Without BASF’s single-line ColorSource PREMIER program, much of what we have accomplished in Arizona would have not been possible. BASF is vital to our success. It’s a unique partnership because we all succeed together.”

ColorSource PREMIER is a program designed by BASF exclusively for single line distributors of BASF refinish paints and coatings. ColorSource PREMIER distributors are key strategic partners with BASF.


More information:

To learn more about becoming a ColorSource PREMIER distributor, contact Denise Kingstrom at [email protected] or (248) 632-2420,
or visit www.basfrefinish.com.

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