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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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Tom & Ed’s Auto Body has six locations in Indiana. Owner Tom Tylka and his wife Debbie are pictured.


Tom and Ed’s Autobody was established in 1983 in a 2,000-square-foot space in Schererville, Indiana.

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Located in Waipahu, Hawaii, The Tony Group Collision Center was founded more than 30 years ago.

 

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, The Tony Group dealership and collision center were founded by Tony Masamitsu more than 30 years ago.

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Brad Mewes, founder of Supplement, during SEMA 2016

 

During a recent SCRS seminar at SEMA 2016, Brad Mewes began his presentation by asking a room full of body shop owners to think back a decade ago when there were just a handful of consolidators in the industry, such as Caliber.

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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.

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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.