goodBYE TO BAD HABITS: Training painters to today's standards

Join us for a conversation with John Turner, GM of SATA Canada

what you'll hear:

Automotive refinishing is no easy trade. Painters too are challenged by constantly-changing formulas, materials and, now the rise of electric vehicles. In a career that depends on precise measurements and the keenest of eyes, errors can be made all too easily.

As General Manager of SATA Canada, John Turner spends ample time supporting Canadian painters, industry suppliers, distributors and the automotive aftermarket at large, informing them of the latest technology updates and providing the market with top-notch SATA Canada equipment and supplies. Tune in LIVE on May 31st at 2 p.m. to hear John’s insights on: 


Today's painters are hyperaware of safety, but is the industry doing its part to comply to crucial standards? John Turner weighs in.


How many spray guns should you own? What changing formulas mean for automotive refinishers and their tools, now and in the future.


Steps the industry must take to foster careers in automotive refinishing.


Tell us honestly—when was the last time you read a technical data sheet? If your answer can't be tracked on the calendar, you may be missing out.

colour MIXOLOGY 101

It's easy for painters to become their own chemists, says John Turner—but there's a fine line before you wind up with wacky colours and formulas. Turner shares his tips.


Have a question for John or the SATA Canada team? Ask away—we'll be answering questions live on the air.

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John Turner has served as general manager of SATA Canada since 2016, spearheading the opening of the company's Canadian headquarters in 2017. In his role at SATA Canada, Turner leads a team of Canadian reps, trainers and more, in addition to providing his own training and insight to SATA customers and the industry at large. Turner has worked in a variety of sales roles over his career, in addition to previously owning a service centre, a collision repair facility and an automotive/collision repair jobber location.
John Turner, GM SATA Canada
Allison Rogers is the editor of Collision Repair magazine and Media Matters' other aftermarket publications. She reports on the collision repair industry daily and regularly contributes articles 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

about sata canada

When glossy surfaces are of utmost importance, painters swear by SATA.

SATA spray equipment has been available in Canada since the 1980s. SATA products are designed and manufactured in Germany allowing demanding customers worldwide to obtain the ideal tools to create perfect finishes.

SATA says it set the standard for paint spray guns, cup systems, breathing protection, filter technology and accessories. The company’s close cooperation with painters from various trades and industries as well as its research and development departments with application technicians from the leading paint manufacturers allow us to produce superior products of the highest quality.

The company boasts an impressive 1,395 sq. m. headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario, including offices, warehouse and training centre.


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