Las Vegas, Nevada — Another successful SEMA kick-off is in the books as Collision Repair continues its live coverage of the event as day two gets underway on Wednesday.
Day two delivered a packed day of exciting SEMA programming, in addition to a lineup of one-on-one chats with executives from BETAG Innovations, KECO Body Repair, ProSpot International and BASF.
Up first was COO of BETAG Innovations, Dave Flockhart, who spoke to spoke on how his company is not only producing high-quality paintless dent repair products, but pairing them with comprehensive training opportunities in order to ensure that the technicians of tomorrow aren’t simply well equipped, but well prepared for the most complex of repairs.
Following that was an exciting chat with Chris White, president of KECO Body Repair. KECO also specializes in glue-pull repair products, and White boasts that his company has something to fit any nearly repair, whether you’re dealing with steel, high-strength steel, or aluminum panels.
Next up was the wizard of welders himself, Ron Olsson, president of ProSpot International. Looking almost more like a laboratory than a convention centre booth, Olsson and his team at ProSpot were showing off the company’s most advanced automated welding systems.
Finally, we caught up with Tina Nelles from global paint giant BASF. Nelles gave the inside scoop on a number of special jobs the team at BASF has been honoured to be a part of. Frequent Collision Repair readers may recognize a certain plaid Porsche race car on display at the company’s booth, in addition to several other special project cars.
Collision Repair also stopped by the booths of AkzoNobel to see what is new in the world of automotive refinishing. The crowd drawn by AkzoNobel was by no means limited to its indoor booth space, as the company had lines of excited attendees extending far throughout the outdoor lots to receive autographs from master auto refinisher Dave Kindig.
Stay tuned for more of Collision Repair’s coverage of the SEMA Show 2022 as it progresses.