“Rich Evans reflects Chicago Pneumatic’s performance standards, and our partnership brings together shared visions of quality, innovation, and a commitment to excellence,” said Paul Humphreys, global communications manager for Chicago Pneumatics Vehicle Service Division.
Evans has deep roots in the automotive repair industry. His father was a mechanic and shop owner in California, and he grew up in the shop fabricating, doing mechanical work and building hotrods. He later worked at his grandfather’s auto body repair shop before starting his own business.
“I’ve been using Chicago Pneumatic tools since the 70s, when I was a kid working in my dad’s muffler shop,” Evans said. “The quality of CP’s tools and their dedication to research and development makes me confident that CP is a brand I will always use, whether through a formal partnership or not.
CP began working informally with Evans last year, and the partnership agreement gives CP unique insight into the usage habits and preferences of a technician.
“I’m very excited that we were able to create a true partnership with CP, a brand I believe in and am proud to support,” Evans continued. “It’s unique to find a company so willing to work directly with technicians during product development, and it’s rewarding to watch my recommendations take shape in new tools.”
Autobody News contributor and owner of California’s Huntington Beach Bodyworks, Evans designs, builds and paints custom hot rods. He has appeared on numerous cable television programs and is recognized for his expertise in automotive body repair and aftermarket tools. To find out more about Evans and to read his monthly columns, visit www.autobodynews.com and search for “Rich Evans.”