Standox PIE conference offers industry insights

Jan. 1, 2020
Standox recently hosted its 2012 Standox Partnership In Excellence Member Conference in Maui, Hawaii,

Standox recently hosted its 2012 Standox Partnership In Excellence (PIE) Member Conference in Maui, Hawaii, for collision center PIE members from the United States and Canada.

The PIE program is a business partner with Standox customers, maintaining a shared goal to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage, through networking, marketing and programs.  Member benefits include Member Conferences, Training Programs, Strategic Partner Relationships, Business Council Membership and Bowtie Bucks Rebate.

The meeting was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and gave PIE members the opportunity for collaboration and networking among the collision center owners and managers who attend.

Opening the conference were Greg Horn of Mitchell International, Bruce Cooley of DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) and George Avery of State Farm Insurance.  They each offered insights into key industry trends impacting collision repairers and insurance business models. Steve Trapp of DPC also presented attendees with scorecard improvement information. 

The conference also featured a discussion by Dave Smith of Enterprise Rent-A-Car on human resources.  Scott Bragg of Marketing Associates closed the conference with a presentation about inbound marketing and digital strategy.

“Standox has been hosting PIE Member Conferences for over a decade.  It allows our key customers the opportunity of three days of networking, learning and relaxing,” said Keith Sena, brand manager.  “Our focus with the conference is to give our customers a detailed review of key industry trends that will affect them in the coming year, give them some specific tools that they can use to improve their businesses in areas that they’ve said are important to them – and of course, put a group of smart business people in the same room to allow them to learn from each other.”

Standox is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of automotive refinishing paints. The company is headquartered in the German town of Wuppertal. Visit Standox online at