Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

New Instructors Announced in FL, AL, and NC for Urethane Supply Company’s I-CAR® Welding Training Course

Urethane Supply Company announced new instructors in Florida, Alabama and North Carolina who are able to deliver the Alabama-based company’s new I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance® course on plastic repair.

“Introduction to Nitrogen Plastic Welding” is a three-hour course delivered in the customer’s shop for up to three technicians. Each technician receives hands-on training with five common bumper repair scenarios, including on thermoset polyurethane, a.k.a. the “yellow plastic.”

Bob Zelano, Filterworks USA as director of operations for Car-O-Liner and collision repair products in southeast Florida

 

Bob Zelano, a native of Cranston, Rhode Island, has 39 years of experience in the collision repair industry as a combo body/paint tech, estimator, manager, insurance adjuster, re-inspector claims manager (17 years with Allstate Insurance Company) and is currently with Filterworks USA as Director of Operations for Car-O-Liner and collision repair products in Southeast Florida. Zelano has been an I-CAR instructor since 1998, teaching all live programs and hands-on certification welding tests for steel and aluminum.

Zelano recently received factory training on Urethane Supply’s I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course and will be able to deliver training to shops all over Florida.

Leon Roberts is an independent sales representative for Urethane Supply Company, covering the entire Southeast and many other territories. Roberts has a long history with Urethane Supply; he started distributing the company’s airless plastic welder in the early 1980s as a complement to his crash part business.

Roberts has over 40 years of experience in the collision repair industry as a body tech, distributor, trainer and plastic repair instructor and consultant. Roberts recently received factory training on Urethane Supply’s I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course and will be able to deliver training to shops all over the Southeast, Midwest and beyond.

Bill Athon, independent sales representative for Urethane Supply Company

 

Bill Athon is an independent sales representative for Urethane Supply Company, covering the entire Southeast and many other territories. Athon has worked with Urethane Supply Company since 2002, and is largely responsible for educating the industry on the company’s Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer. Athon began demonstrating the nitrogen plastic welder to body shops in 2011 and has trained hundreds of people on it over the past few years. He recently received factory training on Urethane Supply’s I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course and will be able to deliver training to shops all over the Southeast, Midwest and beyond.

Bill King, lead technical consultant with National Coatings and Supply

 

Bill King has been a part of the automotive aftermarket industry, in many different capacities for over 35 years. His current position is lead technical consultant with National Coatings and Supply (a paint and equipment company operating in 43 states) and is also I-CAR Platinum Certified. He covers North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. 

The company said his knowledge and sales experience have benefitted the industry and enhanced the performance of his body shop customers. He recently received factory training on Urethane Supply’s I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course and will be able to deliver training to shops all over his territory.

John Wilburn is currently foreman of Urethane Supply’s Encore Plastic Bumper Recycling division and has served in this role for four years. Wilburn has 17 years of experience in plastic bumper recycling, his career starting in Jackson, Mississippi, then taking him on to New Jersey and Tennessee before coming to Urethane Supply. The company said Wilburn's expertise has been a benefit to Urethane Supply’s customers over the past few years as he is the star of many of the company’s instructional YouTube videos. He recently received factory training on Urethane Supply’s I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course and will be able to deliver training to shops across the Southeast.

The company is actively seeking other instructors across the country to deliver this new course in shops.

Contact Kurt Lammon at 800-633-3047 with any questions or inquiries.

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