Naperville, Illinois — July 13, 2015 — Spanesi Americas has announced a new addition to its distribution network. Steve Smith of Plant City, Florida and his staff will be joining the company, and will now operate under the name Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida (ACE).
“I have had a long friendship with Steve of over 19 years, and have seen his dedication to the Customer and Industry when we worked together for almost 15 years, says Timothy Morgan, Managing Director of Spanesi Americas. “He fits into our values of dedication to customer service and support. I myself have learned from Steve and his knowledge of repairs and the customer experience.”
Smith holds close to four decades of industry experience, including selling, servicing and training collision repair shops on structural repair equipment and welders in the Florida and Caribbean markets. He joins the network that has included his son Tony from Atlanta, Georgia since 2013. This expands the Smiths’ area to cover the complete Southeastern Region.
“I have been looking at equipment my whole lifetime and keeping up with Industry repair trends. Spanesi’s dedication to correct repairs, equipment, training, and the overall customer experience is a good fit for today and the future,” says Smith. “I had the opportunity to visit the factory in Italy, and the facility, process, and people are amazing. I am proud to be able to bring the complete Spanesi line to my customers and territory. And am looking forward to being a single source supplier for Measuring Systems, Benches, Welders, and Spraybooths, Spanesi has it all!”
Smith’s former warehouse and training centre in Plant City, Florida is currently transitioning to become the SPANESI Southeastern Region Training Center. Branch offices have also been established to complete the group’s network.
Smith and ACE can be reached at 1-813-759-2655.
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