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VeriFacts Automotive Announces March Taylor Award Finalists

VeriFacts Automotive has announced the finalists for its March Taylor Award. As part of its Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence (ACE) Awards, one exceptional repair technician who has participated in the Verified Quality (VQ) Program for at least six months and delivered superior repair quality will receive the award.

“As vehicle designs advance, VeriFacts wants to acknowledge the commitment and verified repair performance of technicians committed to producing exceptional quality," said Doug Irish, president of VeriFacts Automotive. "To that end, VeriFacts Automotive is adding an award category to The March Taylor Award for a technician in each of the following two categories: Advanced Material Repair and Traditional Material Repair.”

According to Irish, Advanced Material Repair would be materials such as aluminum and composite materials, while Traditional Material Repair would include HSS, HSLA, plastic, etc.

"The selection process was very difficult this year because of the tremendous output quality of the technicians’ work, which we see every day during our visits at each shop.," said Audie Swedeen, director of field technical operations and training. "The level of skill and expertise exhibited by this year’s group of finalists is amazing."

VeriFacts Automotive has completed 2.33 million coaching observations, inspected 93,334 vehicles and coached 10,826 technicians since 2006. The 2013 finalists include:

  • Javier Acosta, Fix Auto – City of Industry (City of Industry, Calif.)
  • Avetis Ambartsomyan, Marco’s Collision Centers of Pasadena (VCRC) (Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Alex Barajas, Chilton Auto Body San Rafael (San Rafael, Calif.)
  • Alanso Burgara, BodyCraft Alta Sierra (Roseville, Calif.)
  • Perry Cole, Elk Grove Honda (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • Lupe Alaniz, Chilton Auto Body San Carlos (San Carlos, Calif.)
  • Erik Ambartsumyan, Marco’s Collision – Pasadena (VCRC) (Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Sergio Barcenas, Classic Collision Center – Tujunga (Tujunga, Calif.)
  • Kerry Cade, Paramount Centre (Fife, Wash.)
  • Andrez Cruz, LA Car Guy Body Shop (Inglewood, Calif.)
  • Mark Allred, FCC Collision Mountain View (VCRC)(Mountain View, Calif.)
  • Joe Anderson, LaMettry’s Bloomington (Bloomington, Minn.)
  • Boris Borisov, Marco’s Collision Centers of North Hollywood (North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Mike Chapman, LaMettry’s Bloomington (Bloomington, Minn.N)
  • Dan Cullers, Fix Auto – Burien (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Elias Alvarado, Fix Auto – Oceanside (CMI) (Oceanside, Calif.)
  • Kevork Artinian, Marco’s Collision Centers of Monterey Park (VCRC) (Monterey Park, Calif.)
  • John Braica, Elk Grove Honda (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • Raul Chavez, Classic Collision Center – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Johnathan Diaz, Marco’s Collision Centers of North Hollywood (North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Vahik Dilanchyan, AutoNation Collision Center Buena Park (Buena Park, Calif.)
  • Raul Flores, Oakland Auto Body (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Frank Garibaldi, Chilton Auto Body San Carlos (San Carlos, Calif.)
  • Alex Guzman, BodyCraft University (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Jaime Higuera, Anaheim Hills Auto Body (Anaheim, Calif.)
  • Martin Huerta, Monterey Collision (San Jose, Calif.)
  • James Johnson, LaMettry’s Maplewood (Maplewood, Minn.)
  • Gerardo Lopez, Anderson Behel Body Shop (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • Rolando Martinez (O), Valley Motor Center Autobody (VCRC) (Van Nuys, Calif.)
  • Benjamin Mercado (K), Valley Motor Center Autobody (VCRC) (Van Nuys, Calif.)
  • Ricardo Moreno, Redlands Auto Body and Frame (Redlands, Calif.)
  • Juan Nunez, Marco’s Collision Centers of Monterey Park (VCRC) (Monterey Park, Calif.)
  • Rafik Patatanyan, DC Autocraft (Burbank, Calif.)
  • Mario Quintero, Fix Auto – Anaheim (VCRC) (Anaheim, Calif.)
  • Max Romero, Marco’s Collision Centers of North Hollywood (North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Kenneth Duncan, Fix Auto – Santee (VCRC) (Santee, Calif.)
  • Jack Garabedian, Fix Auto – Pasadena (Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Alfredo Gasca, Seidner’s Collision – Perris (VCRC) (Perris, Calif.)
  • Tim Hane, Latuff Brothers Auto Body (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Tim Hillman, LaMettry’s Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
  • Scott Ingram, TGIF Body Shop, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Aasa Just, LaMettry’s Lakeville (Lakeville, Minn.)
  • Larry Lopez, Elk Grove Honda (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • Marc McGowan, Fix Auto – East County (El Cajon, Calif.)
  • Kyung Moon, Hi-Tech Garden Grove (Garden Grove, Calif.)
  • Suheil (Sal) Mudawar, Fix Auto – Yorba Linda (Yorba Linda, Calif.)
  • Victor Orozco, Fix Auto – Downey (Downey, Calif.)
  • Erik Polleiner, DC Autocraft (Burbank, Calif.)
  • Andy Rieke, LaMettry’s Lakeville (Lakeville, Minn.)
  • Ambrose Romero, Monterey Collision (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Oscar Espinoza, Classic Collision Center – Tujunga (Tujunga, Calif.)
  • Manuel Garcia, Cavallino Collision Center (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Ara Guekguezian, Pride Auto Body – Oxnard (Van Nuys, Calif.)
  • Mynor Hernandez, New Tech Auto Body, Inc (VCRC) (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Gabriel Holguin, Highland Auto Body (Highland, Calif.)
  • David Jetter, Fix Auto – La Mesa / Drew Auto Center (VCRC) (La Mesa, Calif.)
  • Alfredo Ledesma, Number One Auto Collision (Long Beach, Calif.)
  • Ricardo Lopez, Skill Craft (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Juan Medina, Fix Auto – Irvine (VCRC) (Irvine, Calif.)
  • Martin Morales, Los Gatos Body Shop (Los Gatos, Calif.)
  • Carlos Nino, F Lofrano & Son – 17th St (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Dan Ott, Artistic Auto Body – Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Ore.)
  • Salvador Prado, Elk Grove Honda (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • Tony Rocha, Caliber Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
  • Dana Rossen, Eurotech Refinishing & Collision – Bellflower (VCRC) (Bellflower, Calif.)
  • Marcelo Farabolini, Marco’s Collision Centers of Pasadena (VCRC) (Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Julio Garcia, FCC Collision Mountain View (VCRC) (Mountain View, Calif.)
  • Javier Gutierrez, Fix Auto – City of Industry (City of Industry, Calif.)
  • Jimmy Hernandez, TGIF Body Shop, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Chris Homer, FCC Collision Milpitas (VCRC) (Milpitas, Calif.)
  • Jose (Alfrado) Jimenez, Fix Auto – Anaheim (VCRC) (Anaheim, Calif.)
  • Jose Lopez, Alliance Collision – Placentia (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
  • Manuel Martinez, Fix Auto – La Mesa / Drew Auto Center (VCRC) (La Mesa, Calif.)
  • Luis Mendoza, Fix Auto – Oceanside (CMI) (Oceanside, Calif.)
  • Luis Moreno, Marco’s Collision Centers of South Pasadena (South Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Roberto Nunez, Fix Auto – Long Beach (CMI) (Long Beach, Calif.)
  • Bobby Parvaneh, Marco’s Collision – San Gabriel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
  • Hernando Pulido, J&L Body & Paint Shop, Inc. (VCRC) (Sun Valley, Calif.)
  • Pablo Rodriguez, Fix Auto – Irvine (VCRC) (Irvine, Calif.)
  • Santos Sandoval, DC Autocraft (Burbank, Calif.)
  • Donald Schumacher, Skill Craft (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Peng Tan, Haury’s Lake City Auto Rebuild (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Roberto Uribe, Marco’s Collision Centers of Monterey Park (VCRC) (Monterey Park, Calif.)
  • Edgar Vazquez, Chilton Auto Body San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Donald Whitehouse, Haury’s Lake City Auto Rebuild (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Javier Serna, AutoNation Collision Center Buena Park (Buena Park, Calif.)
  • Tu To, International Auto Crafters Lake Elsinore (Lake Elsinore, Calif.)
  • Adalberto Varela, Marco’s Collision Centers of South Pasadena (South Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Peter Vejar, Cavallino Collision Center (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • William Wipperman, Prestige Auto Collision, Inc. (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
  • Ricky Sterling, Fix Auto – Anaheim (VCRC) (Anaheim, Calif.)
  • Paul Uribe, Cooks Collision – Fremont (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Ismael Varela, Marco’s Collision Centers of South Pasadena (South Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Luisiano Vincenzi, Oakland Auto Body (Oakland, Calif.)
  • David Stevens, Highland Auto Body (Highland, Calif.)
  • Jose Uribe, Fix Auto – Downtown LA (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Jose Vasquez, TGIF Body Shop, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Phil Watzke, Monterey Collision (San Jose, Calif.)

The winner of the ACE Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the 2013 Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in conjunction with the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.


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