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Cathy Bonner, chairman of the board of Service King Collision Repair Centers, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Paint, Body & Equipment Specialists (PBES) Spring Conference, May 14-16 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale. She will present “Service King’s Vision for Expansion and Outlook for the Industry.”
In addition to her company’s vision for expansion, Bonner will share her view of The Carlyle Group’s entry into the industry and her outlook on multi-shop consolidation.
Bonner is a business entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience leading a variety of multi-million dollar organizations in both the public and private sectors. Fortune magazine named Bonner one of the 25 most influential women entrepreneurs in America, calling her “…smart, gutsy, and innovative as interested in making a difference as in making money.”
In 2010, Bonner was hired as Service King’s president to develop a strategic growth plan for the company. In August 2012, The Carlyle Group, an investment firm, purchased Service King.
“We are really excited to have Cathy Bonner as a featured speaker, who is already generating a high level of interest among our audience,” said Peggy Volpe, Autobody Supply Co Inc., co-chair of the PBES Conference Committee. “With the constant changes occurring in the industry, I know conference attendees will be very interested in her experience and outlook.”