Axalta’s Customer Business Councils Deliver

Key takeaways include trifecta of thought leadership, networking and awards

GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nearly 200 of Axalta’s collision repair customers from states across the U.S. gathered together to learn from subject matter experts on a variety of industry topics including hiring, technology and performance on May 19-21 in Chicago, Illinois. Automotive expert Mike Anderson – Owner of CollisionAdvice, led the combined Business Council symposium and presented on “auditing with technology.”

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First row: Troy Weaver-Axalta, Mike Anderson-CollisionAdvice, Steve Kendrick-Kendrick Paint & Body,  ...

First row: Troy Weaver-Axalta, Mike Anderson-CollisionAdvice, Steve Kendrick-Kendrick Paint & Body, Charel Lock-Five Star Collision of Stone Mountain, Lisa Luke-Axalta Back row: Greg Lobsiger-Loren’s Body Shop, Jimmy Lefler-Lefler Collision & Glass, Matt Dewalt-Scott’s Collision Center, Tracy Bryant-Kendrick Paint & Body (Photo: Axalta)

Axalta’s Business Councils seeks to promote an environment where owners and managers can share in open dialogue with other professionals, develop their management and leadership skills and improve their quality of work.

Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) executives also attended the event and presented the following CollisionAdvice awards to five Axalta customers: Best in Class – Accuracy went to Five Star Collision of Stone Mountain in Snellville, Georgia; Best in Class – Service (Tie) Kendrick Paint & Body Shop in Martinez, Georgia and Scott’s Collision Center, Inc. in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Best in Class – Speed went to Loren’s Body Shop Inc. in Bluffton, Indiana; and Best in Class – Paint Materials Management was awarded to Lefler Collision & Glass – Evansville North in Evansville, Indiana.

“I’m thrilled that my business received the Best In Class – Accuracy award,” said Charel Lock of Five Star Collision based in Snellville, Georgia. “The Council’s current focus on service, speed and accuracy is very important and helpful to our business. Undoubtedly, our participation has been invaluable.”

“Our Business Councils provide an open and honest platform that bring non-competing customers together to learn valuable information, share best practices, network and ultimately improve the way they do business,” said Troy Weaver, Axalta Business Director. “We make formidable products, but our success is directly tied to the success of our customers. We see it as our responsibility to offer platforms like the Business Councils that can help our customers thrive. ”

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