ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO October 28, 2013 – GARMAT USA announces winners of their 2013 Sharp Shooter Contest. This is the third year for this highly popular contest which 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 2013 Winner is Miguel Villalobos of Van Collision in Scottsdale Arizona, won a trip for two to SEMA 2013. Miguel will be accompanied by his manager Brian Smith. In his testimonial, Miquel stated, "I am very pleased with the results I obtain by using the Garmat equipment, cleaner paint and faster dry time, but important to me, is the fact that at the end of the day I can go home with healthy and strong lungs to hug to my family." Miguel will be recognized at the Garmat USA's booth, 10729, at the SEMA Show on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 11:30 am.
In addition to the grand prize, 5 finalists received Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi tablets, one for both the tech and body shop owner. Miguel and top finalist John Michaels of Sheboygan Chevrolet Collision Center also received a SATA 4000B HVLP Camo Paint Gun. All entrants received a Garmat Sharp Shooter Cap.
The contest winners included:
Grand Prize Winner
Van Collision Center, AZ
Painter: Miguel Villalobos
Manager: Brian Smith
Distributor: Joe Varley, Arizona Spray Booths & Al Ortiz, Rely-On Equipment
Sheboygan Chevrolet Collision Center, WI
Painter: John Michaels
Managers: Jeff Wiegand, Randy Romanoski
Distributor: Wakeman Equipment, Don Wakeman
Park Place Bodywerks, TX
Painter: Juan (Carlos) Gonzalez
Body Shop Manager: Eric McKenzie
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly and Billy Allen
The Big Lot Body Shop at Reliable Chevrolet, MO
Painter: Jeff Spicer
Owner: Paul Dittmeier
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly and Billy Allen
Global Imports (BMW/MINI)
Painter: Neil Snyder
Body Shop Manager: Will Messer
Distributor: Boothworks USA, Greg Lax,
Rancho Collision Center, CA
Painter: Ruben Solorio
Manager: Shon Craft
Disributor: Mike Renwick, CRE Spraybooths
Alumni Club:
2012 Sharp Shooter Grand Prize Winner
Crest Collision of Plano, TX
Painter: Gary Gonzales
Manager: Kevin Kidwell
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly
2011 Sharp Shooter Grand Prize Winner:
JM Lexus Certified Collision Center of Margate, MI
Painter: Art Smith
Manager: Bobby Glaize
Distributor: Filterworks USA

"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 1988, Garmat USA is the leading manufacturer of automotive paint booths and 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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