The EV Cure: GFS releases free guide on EV curing methods

Barrie, Ontario — Nothing gets a technician nervous like an unfamiliar EV rolling into the shop to get some work done—luckily Global Finishing Solutions has just released a free guide that provides the basic dos and don’ts to follow when working alongside electric vehicles. In a new guide called “The Electric Slide,” GFS has laid […]

Certified Solutions: Global Finishing Solutions partners with Certified Collision Group

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has announced a partnership with Certified Collision Group. Under this new partnership program, GFS will provide CCG affiliates with equipment and technologies. CCG affiliates can also use GFS’ distribution network—which provides consulting, training, installation, service, maintenance and aftermarket support on a local level.  “GFS is proud to be the […]

Triple Threat: Global Finishing Solutions appoints three new VPs

Osseo, Wisconsin ⁠— Global Finishing Solutions has announced the appointment of three new vice presidents: Tom Carlson, VP of operations; Marty Hedlund, VP of industrial sales and Ellie Ramey, VP of auto refinish sales. As vice president of operations, Carlson offers 20 years of leadership experience in the industrial sector. He has worked with change […]

Up Fore Grabs: GFS to host Helicopter Ball drop with $2,000 prize

Osseo, Wisconsin ⁠— Looking for your chance to win either US$2,000 or a signed jacket from custom car builders the Ringbrothers? Well, you better bust out your wallet and buy up as many golf balls as you can⁠—Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) have a contest for you! On Wednesday, […]

Infrared Info: Global Finishing Solutions released a free guide on infrared drying

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has released a free guide on how short wave infrared (IR) drying technology can speed up shop’s operations.  As the number of work orders and competitors in the collision repair industry continues to rise, body shops must find a way to increase throughput while maintaining quality. Both are achievable […]

GFS names new executive vice president of sales

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – January 10, 2019 – Sal Parente has been named the new executive vice president of sales for Global Finishing Solutions, overseeing the company’s aerospace, automotive refinish and industrial sales business unit. “The addition of this new executive management role will provide our organization with leadership, support and experience to assist […]

GFS’s new Ultra XL paint booth

The new Ultra XL from GFS.

Toronto, Ontario — June 18, 2018 — Global Finishing Solutions is making a big statement with the release of its Ultra XL paint booth.    The Ultra XL, a product from the Ultra paint booth line, features a three-and-a-half metre tall ceiling that is ideal for painting sprinter vans, commercial vehicles and full-sized pickups.   […]

GFS appoints Steve Love to manager of parts and filters sales

In his new role, Love will work closely with internal departments, distribution channels and with GFS’ strategic accounts to continue to develop the parts and filters business unit.

By CRM Staff   Osseo, Wisconsin — April 25, 2018 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced the promotion of Steve Love to manager of the parts and filters sales department.   “I am honoured to take on this new role as the parts and filters manager at GFS,” says Love. “I look forward to […]

GFS appoints Mick Ramis as VP of Automotive Refinish Sales

Mick Ramis has been named VP of Automotive Refinish Sales for GFS. He first joined the company in 2016.

Osseo, Wisconsin — September 26, 2017 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced the promotion of Mick Ramis to the role of Vice President of Automotive Refinish Sales. “I am excited to take on the responsibilities and challenges of the automotive refinish business unit and use my experience to capitalize on opportunities and bring success […]

CARSTAR Flint Road designed for production line flow

CARSTAR Flint Road's 118-ft. custom GFS prep bay. The bay features two REVO Rapid IR curing systems, as well as a side-load rail and dolly system.

Calgary, Alberta — March 29, 2017 — Mark Kharfan is Director of Operations for the Kharfan Group, a group of 10 CARSTAR locations in Alberta. His newest location, CARSTAR Flint Road, was designed to use a production line flow for superior flexibility and efficiency.     The CARSTAR Flint Road location now boasts several top-of-the-line Global […]