Wednesday Wisdom: Stark advice

Josh Stark, COO and CLO of Stark Auto Sales.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 29, 2018 — Stark Auto Sales has had a good few decades, something which is made obvious by the fact that the business can afford to operate its head offices in a five hectare (14 acre) facility in midtown Toronto.    Although it began as an auto […]

In Memorium: David Smith

Dave Smith

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 29, 2018 — Canada’s collision repair industry has lost one of its biggest champions. Dave Smith, a longstanding icon in the industry, has passed away.   As country manager for Canada, Dave was instrumental in growing the AkzoNobel brand across the country. He was a strong supporter […]

CCIF breakdown: Blockchain explained

Ryan Mandell, Mitchell International's director of performance consulting.

By Gideon Scanlon   Montreal, Quebec — May 29, 2018 — “I don’t have a crystal ball. I can’t pretend to be able to anticipate every change that is coming to the industry, but I can ‘follow the money,’” said Ryan Mandell, Mitchell International’s director of performance consulting. “What I do know is that blockchain […]

Axalta launches three-piece tri-coat fan deck to guide painters to the perfect finish

By CRM Staff Glen Mills, Pennsylvania — May 29, 2018 — Axalta recently announced the launch of its three-piece, tri-coat colour fan deck. The product was designed to help improve cycle time for the company’s refinish customers currently using its waterborne basecoat, Cromax EZ. “Whether our customers value ease of use and prefer Cromax EZ, […]