Sam Malatesta will moderate the Body Shop Panel at the 2008 Paint, Body and
Equipment Specialists (PBES) Spring Conference, May 12-14, at the
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix-Scottsdale in Phoenix. BASF Automotive
Refinish Solutions is sponsoring Malatesta, president of Malatesta Capital Corp. in Toronto,
Malatesta is a leading authority on the North American Auto Claims
economy. His 15 years of experience in revitalizing the image and
performance of the collision repair industry enables him to bring a new
perspective to develop ideas and solve complex business problems.
A co-founder of CARSTAR Automotive Canada, Malatesta was responsible
for all revenue-generating operations, including the management of 12
In 2004, Malatesta founded Malatesta Capital Corp., a North American
company focused on improving collision repair transactions and
outcomes for the shop owner, concerned members of the supply chain and,
ultimately, the consumer.
The Body Shop Panel will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 3:45 p.m. to
5 p.m. The panelists for the session are Darrell Amberson, Lehman’s
Garage, Bloomington, Minn.; Michael Anderson, Wagonwork Collision
Centers, Alexandria, Va.; Dan Engeln, Bay Cities Auto Body, Harbor
City, Calif.; and Michael Giarrizzo, DCR Systems Accident Repair
Centers, Mentor, Ohio.