From February 27-29, 2020, these finalists will compete for a chance to win a trip to Paris, France, sponsored by BASF, to represent North America at the International Finals held later this year along with fifteen other global finalists.
The selected contestants for this year’s finals are:
Name | Collision Center | Distributor
Jeffrey Naugle | Glass and Sons Collision | Zimmerman’s
Sean Espinosa | European Collision Center | Kemperle
Joe Deptula | Thomas Waldron CARSTAR | ABSAP
Jose Armando Pelayo | Mojave Paint & Body | NCS
Anthony Sanfilippo | Global Impact Solutions | Micro
Judges for the competition will be made up of a panel of North American head trainers and industry experts, including guest judges Jonathon Goolsby from Goolsby Customs and KC Mathieu from KC’s Paint Shop. Each will be focused on two main categories:
· Digital competency and fast productive solutions (i.e. leveraging UV technology during the damage repair process)
· Safety and sustainability - demonstration of best safety practices and sustainable processes, including use of the R-M Onyx HD Waterborne system
“We are really excited to be hosting the North American finals for the first time,” said Tina Nelles, Marketing Services Manager for BASF Refinish. “The competition will be intense as all of these painters have so much talent, but it will also be a great experience and incredible fun for everybody.”
About BASF Automotive Refinish
BASF's Automotive Refinish business manufactures and markets coatings for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Its paint products are supported by technical training programs, advanced color information systems, business management and planning tools. For more information visit http://www.basfrefinish.com
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of around $20 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).