Return to Full Throttle:
Navigating full production in the post-pandemic era

with AkzoNobel’s John Cox and Brad Kruhlak 

what you'll hear:

The pandemic has been affecting collision frequency, severity and repair volumes since it first gripped the world in March 2020. With restrictions now loosening and the world slowly returning to a sense of normal, the automotive aftermarket is in for a shock. Volumes are raring up to return to pre-pandemic levels—is your business prepared to handle more work?


It’s been nearly two years of dwindled repair volumes⁠—how do you plan to bounce back to top production?


10 cars a week? 20? 50? Determine your top repair volumes with AkzoNobel’s guides.

check it twice

Business is about to be booming. Ensure your business is armed with tools, staff and strategies.

learning lessons

What we’ve learned amid the pandemic, and how to utilize your wisdom and innovation going forward.


How you can attract top talent and reach your ultimate production goals!

question and answer

Tune in and ask AkzoNobel's experts!


AkzoNobel has been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of their products. Their world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. They’re active in more than 150 countries and have set their sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

John began his career with AkzoNobel in Account Management 20 years ago. A Coaching background along with spending 10 years in a body shop that was very engaged in (and still is) AkzoNobel's Acoat program had him very interested in it from the get-go. He is now the Canadian Acoat Business Services Manager. John is very passionate about helping Organizations and Individuals realize and reach their full potential.
John Cox, AkzoNobel
Services Manager
Brad Kruhlak has been in the trade for 42 years. Starting in Calgary at Reineking Paint & Auto. Once they moved on to concentrate on selling Sikkens, Brad painted at a couple of shops in Calgary, before the Reinekings approached him to be a Technical Rep. in Red Deer in 1995. He stuck around after AkzoNobel purchased Reineking Paint working in Red Deer and Calgary and, in October of 2019 took on the role of the Technical Manager for Canada. To this day, Brad says he still enjoys the many challenges that this business continues to present.
Brad Kruhlak, AkzoNobel
Technical Manager
Allison Rogers is a reporter and editor with Media Matters. She reports on the collision repair industry daily and regularly contributes to the company's host of magazines, including Collision Repair magazine, Bodyworx Professional, Canadian Auto Recycler and Collision Quebec. Allison is also the host of the Collision Repair magazine podcast, Industry Insider.
Allison Rogers, Collision Repair magazine


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