Stacey Phillips

Stacey Phillips photoStacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields.


She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 


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Ron Perretta and his wife Paula after receiving the ‘Excellence in Small Business’ award


When Ron Perretta started Professionals Auto Body at the age of 19, he set out to do business with the traits that he said were instilled in him from a very young age—values, ethics and morals. 

Many collision repair businesses are worried about getting cars in and out of their production areas and having better cycle time.

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Mike Jones, president of Discover Leadership Training, during SEMA 2016.


In a large meeting room filled to capacity during the recent SEMA show, Mike Jones asked attendees to “listen with the intent of being influenced.”

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Tim Ronak, Senior Services Consultant with AkzoNobel – Vehicle Refinishes.


With vehicle construction and technology evolving at the most rapid pace in history within the automotive industry, what steps will auto body shops across the country need to take to remain successful?


Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recognized its past achievements and looked toward the future during the 2016 SEMA trade show.

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Steve Osborne, assistant vice president of American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division


Body shops across the country learned during a recent SEMA presentation the importance of always following Honda and Acura recommended repair procedures.


Barry's Auto Body is located in Staten Island, New York.


Barry Cruipi Sr. established Barry's Auto Body in 1986, repairing vehicles from a three-car garage.


With no previous knowledge of the San Diego market, Patrick O’Neill opened Bodyshop Express a year and a half ago.

When I sat down to talk to Jon Parker, owner of Bodyshop Revolution, he had just returned from a two-week trip that included stops in London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Auckland and Melbourne.

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Mohawk Honda is based in Scotia, New York


About five and a half years ago, Gerry Rosenbarker took over as collision center manager at Mohawk Honda in the Capital region.

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More than 35,000 collision repair jobs will be available across the nation over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.