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Oct. 24, 2011—Spray booth and paint equipment manufacturer Garmat USA recently announced the winners of its 2011 Sharp Shooter contest.

The contest was created to recognize paint techs and shop owners that use Garmat equipment. To determine winners, the company judged shop owners and paint techs’ dedication to quality paint jobs, excellent customer service, safety, and equipment knowledge.

Art Smith took the top prize, winning a trip for two to SEMA. Other grand prize finalists get leather jackets, for the tech and body shop owner. Every entrant got a Garmat Sharp Shooter cap. The contest winners include the following:

Grand Prize Winner:

• JM Lexus Certified Collision Center of Margate, Fla.
Painter: Art Smith
Manager: Bobby Glaize
Distributor: Filterworks USA

Finalists:

• Pat’s CarStar of Plover, Wis.
Painter: Adam Sawyer
Owner: Pat Arnold  
Distributor: Wakeman Equipment Inc. 

• Sewell Lexus Certified Collision Center of Dallas, Texas
Painter: Phillip Dozier
Body Shop Manager: Jim Sowle
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists  

• Country Body Shop of Holland, Mich.
Owner/Painter: Robb Klieneksel
Distributor: Altra Products Inc.

• Tulley Collision of Nashua N.H.
Painter: Scott Pond
Owner: Rick Parzielle
Distributor: Spray Booth Services

• Cherry Capital Cadillac Subaru of Traverse City, Mich.
Painter: Paul ENO
Body Shop Manager: Chris Hall 
Distributor: Altra, Products Inc.

• Fox Charlevoix Ford Charlevoix Mich.
Body Shop Manager: Tom Burley
Painter: Michael William Schmidt
Distributor: Altra Products Inc.

• Autobody Specialists of Columbus, Ohio
Painter: Dan Chase AKA “Sparkey”
Owner: Brian Hoover
Distributor: Archer Collision Equipment Inc.

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