New North American Face: Welcome Car-Rep Automotive to the NA market

Las Vegas, Nevada — Car-Rep Automotive, a brand of Maston Oy, Northern Europe’s leading spray paint manufacturer, introduces their 2K Spray Paint product line at this year’s SEMA360. SEMA360 is Car-Rep’s first official outing before the official launch of their full line up of professional automotive products in North America. Maston Oy is a partner […]

ProColor Collision forges ahead with Canada expansion

It’s been little over a year since Fix Network acquired the Quebec-based Carrossier ProColor from Uni-Select. The acquisition of the iconic 20-year-old brand has made Fix Network Canada’s largest aftermarket franchise network. Since then, Fix Network has been actively expanding ProColor Collision’s brand presence across Canada and recently, into the United States. Collision Repair caught […]

Leading the Way, Their Own Way

The best leaders have an innate ability to articulate a vision, embrace the values of that vision and create an environment where everyone can reach their goals and perform at their best. Leadership requires clarity, decisiveness, courage, passion, humility and the ability to inspire. If you have checked a calendar lately or opened your eyes […]

At the Forefront: Pro Spot founder and president Ron Olsson

By Allison Rogers When it comes to collision industry innovations, Pro Spot International president Ron Olsson is at the forefront. Since 1986, Ron has been dedicated to providing solutions to all corners of the collision repair sector. A born Swede with dreams of making it in America, Olsson has certainly achieved enough success for a […]

The Dedicated Painter: 37 years and nearly 40,000 cars later

By Sophie Price Passion will get you far in this trade. If you’re skeptical, Vince Figliomeni can prove it. Vince has been a painter at Ken Shaw Lexus Toyota Collision for 37 years. In that time, the dedicated painter has returned approximately 38,480 vehicles to their pre-accident glory. Vince first joined the automotive industry in […]

Far and Wide: 3M’s ties with the automotive aftermarket date back to the beginning

By Maddy Kylie On August 12, 2020, 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket division Business Manager Craig Jalbert sat down with Collision Repair’s Maddy Kylie to discuss how 3M has helped Canada’s automotive aftermarket survive the pandemic, in an exclusive live webinar. Craig has worked for 3M’s aftermarket division for 16 years now and is currently going into […]

The Lazer Legacy: Lazer-focused and ready to thrive

By Max Reid At fourteen-years-old, Bob Heroux painted his mom’s car. From there, he was hooked. High-quality of work, attentive customer service and dedicated leadership have been the keys to Lazer Autobody’s stellar success. Bob Heroux—dubbed ‘Lazer Bob’ in the local collision repair scene—and his wife Jennifer opened Lazer Autobody in October of 1987. “When […]