Friday, 21 October 2011 23:47

GARMAT Sharp Shooter Contest Winners Announced

GARMAT USA announced the winners of their 2011 Sharp Shooter Contest on October 21.

The contest which started in early September, was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners that use Garmat equipment. Judging was based on the shop owner and paint tech's dedication to providing quality paint jobs, superior customer service, attention to safety and overall equipment knowledge. Additional questions included an inquiry on how Garmat could improve their Garmat experience with product improvements.

The Grand Prize Winner, Art Smith won a trip for two to SEMA 2011, he said this will be the first time he has ever been to SEMA, and he is excited to attend. His story can be found on the Garmat Facebook page. In addition to the grand prize 7 finalists received leather jackets for both the tech and body shop owner and every entrant was awarded a Garmat Sharp Shooter cap.

The contest winners included:

Grand Prize Winner

JM Lexus Certified Collision Center of Margate, FL
Painter: Art Smith
Manager: Bobby Glaize
Distributor: Filterworks USA  

Pat’s CarStar of Plover, WI
Painter: Adam Sawyer
Owner: Pat Arnold   
Distributor: Wakeman Equipment, Inc.

Sewell Lexus Certified Collision Center of Dallas, TX
Painter: Phillip Dozier
Body Shop Manager: Jim Sowle

Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists 

Country Body Shop of Holland, MI
Owner/Painter: Robb Klieneksel
Distributor: Altra Products, Inc.

Tulley Collision of Nashua NH
Painter: Scott Pond
Owner: Rick Parzielle
Distributor: Spray Booth Services 

Cherry Capital Cadillac Subaru of Traverse City, MI
Painter: Paul ENO
Body Shop Manager: Chris Hall 
Distributor: Altra, Products, Inc.

Fox Charlevoix Ford Charlevoix MI
Body Shop Manager: Tom Burley
Painter: Michael William Schmidt
Distributor: Altra Products, Inc.

Autobody Specialists of Columbus Ohio
Painter: Dan Chase AKA “Sparkey”
Owner: Brian Hoover
Distributor: Archer Collision Equipment Inc.

"On behalf of Garmat USA, I would like to personally thank all of the contestants for taking the time to send in or post your applications," said Johan Huwaert, General Manager of Garmat USA, "Having the opportunity to hear your thoughts and suggestions about our paint booths is a priceless opportunity in helping us develop products that truly meet the needs of our customers."

Founded in 1987, Garmat USA is a manufacturer of technologically advanced spray booths and paint equipment. Garmat USA's corporate offices manufacturing facilities are located at 1401 W. Stanford Ave., Englewood, Co., USA. – 303.781.6802,

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