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Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a global coatings company focused on providing customers with innovative, colorful and sustainable solutions. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta continues to find ways to serve more than 100,000 customers with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

Berkeley Capital Advisors - Exclusive Lunch Sponsor

Berkeley Capital Advisors is an industry-leading real estate advisory firm that specializes in helping clients maximize capital efficiency through tapping unrealized real estate value. With nearly 25 years of experience, we have a significant track record in helping corporate companies and private equity firms raise capital, reduce acquisition multiples and equity requirements through Sale Leaseback transactions. We also work closely with companies and operators to improve operational efficiency and liquidity by helping clients with lease restructuring, termination, extension, and creating arbitrage opportunities. The goal is simple; to help clients increase enterprise value and maximize investor returns.


Opus IVS is the Intelligent Vehicle Support division of Opus Group, formed through the merging of industry-leading companies DrewTech, Autologic, Farsight, BlueLink and AutoEnginuity to develop innovative automotive solutions for more than 50,000 repair shops and dealerships worldwide. Opus IVS develops industry-leading OEM endorsed diagnostic technology with over 70 patents pending related to remote flash programming, pre- and post-repair scanning, remote technical support, ADAS calibrations and vehicle network technology. Opus IVS is a division of Opus Group, which has over 2,600 employees, 34 offices globally and connects to 30M vehicles per year for OBD testing.

Repairify - Exclusive Reception Sponsor

Repairify, Inc., and its family of brands empower the automotive repair industry to master today’s modern, data-intensive vehicles. By providing revolutionary OEM tool and validated OEM-compatible technology, services, and intelligence, Repairify helps automotive professionals run better businesses through improved diagnostics, calibration, programming, and workflow. Repairify’s brands are committed to vehicle and driver safety by providing repairers with excellent service supported by the highest quality and precision tools, technology, and data. Repairify, Inc., is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC. The Repairify family includes asTech, adasThink, AutoMobile Technologies (AMT), Automotive Training Group (ATG), BlueDriver, FleetGenix, MobileTechRX, and One Guard Inspections. For more information, please visit


3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the automotive, heavy-duty truck, and commercial vehicle collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new.


Creating Performance Together. From start to finish, we deliver the highest quality in everything we do. Innovative and sustainable products, services and color are just the start – it is the combination of our products, partnerships and people that ultimately create business value. Our team of experts have a rich understanding of the collision repair industry and know which elements are top of mind. We create performance together through a total offering that focuses on helping to improve customer satisfaction, paint usage, repair cost and time-per-repair.

Autozone / ALLDATA

AutoZone is a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States with over 6,000 stores across 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  Commercial customers have access to AutoZone’s ‘hot-shot’ delivery program including discounts on more than 750,000 SKUs. AutoZone is the exclusive provider of Duralast OE-quality aftermarket parts as well as ALLDATA Repair, the industry-leading OE repair information software.  ALLDATA is the industry’s #1 choice for unedited mechanical and collision OEM repair information, diagnostic tools, shop management software, and support services, trusted by more than 400,000 technicians in over 115,000 shops worldwide.


As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers advanced paint technologies, set apart with products backed by support in technical training, color information systems and business management. BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings develops and markets the highest-quality coatings available for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Customers are at the heart of everything BASF does. That’s why BASF has spent more than 150 years working side-by-side with customers, listening to needs and developing solutions to sustain the future of collision centers in a rapidly evolving industry. BASF offers quality coatings and tailored solutions to create greater efficiencies, productivity, profitability and sustainability in our partner collision centers. (by is an online auto parts marketplace for insurers and repairers. Integrated Car Part Pro (iPro), adds assemblies, recycled and aftermarket parts to estimates. Filter search results per insurers’ parts policy, part type, warranty, delivery, seller certifications, & more. Detailed analytical reports available to subscribed insurers.

CCC Intelligent Solutions

CCC is a top choice for repairers to power operations, modernize estimating, and elevate the customer experience. From the core CCC ONE® estimating platform to parts procurement, shop management, and digital customer engagement tools, CCC helps thousands of collision repairers drive more business, work more efficiently, and achieve more five-star reviews.


Founded in 1957 and now the flagship brand of Enterprise Holdings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand known for affordable rates, neighborhood convenience and outstanding customer service. Enterprise’s unparalleled neighborhood network and total transportation solution position Enterprise to meet the demands of a diverse array of customers, government agencies, disaster relief agencies, insurance companies and collision repair centers worldwide. In 2019, Enterprise launched Entegral, an integrated and open platform that facilitates communication and collaboration among tens of thousands of collision repair shops, insurance providers, vehicle manufacturers and other industry professionals around the world, to help simplify the post-accident process.


Evercoat began as Fibre-Glass Evercoat in 1953, when our first formulations were developed in Cincinnati and sold throughout the US, primarily to the marine market.

Today, Evercoat’s heavy investment in technology has allowed us to be the first to market with many leading products. Rage® was the first stain-free body filler, Optex® with its color-changing technology and Rage Ultra™, which is the first filler using Eco Resin™, an environmentally friendly resin which also provides superior sanding capabilities. Now we lead the industry in the use of “green” technology.

Evercoat Products produce a quality collision repair, every time, everywhere.

Focus Advisors

Focus Advisors helps collision repair owners grow and sell their shops – from big MSOs to dealers to successful single shops. Managing Director David Roberts, a co-founder of Caliber, has led more than 40 collision repair transactions across hundreds of locations across the US and Canada.

Our mission is to maximize the exit value you and your families have spent your lives building. We help prepare your business for sale, identify and engage with all the potential bidders, structure the deal to meet your goals and deal with all the surprises so the sale closes as smoothly and successfully as possible.


I-CAR® is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.

Formed in 1979 out of a collaboration across the six segments of the collision repair Inter-Industry, I-CAR serves – and is represented by – all of these various segments. They include:

  • Collision repair
  • Insurance
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Education, training and research
  • Tools, equipment and supply
  • Related industry services

I-CAR’s focus is to provide everyone involved in collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-recognized training solutions. The organization also encourages and supports ongoing conversations that impact collision repair.

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales, leasing, and debt and structured finance. Matthews™ delivers superior results through the firm’s industry revered work ethic, unique culture, collaboration, and advanced technology. Since 2015, Matthews™ has experienced unprecedented growth adding over 400 real estate professionals to serve clients. Founded in El Segundo, CA, and strategically positioned in 14 offices across the United States, Matthews™ continues to expand into new markets. 

Matthews™ redefines what clients expect by accelerating the evolution of how the commercial real estate industry services clients through technology. By leveraging technology and industry-leading resources, Matthews™ is committed to growing and preserving client wealth and adding value to their investment strategy.

Mirka USA Inc.

Mirka USA is a nationally recognized leader in the manufacturing of coated, non-woven and specialty abrasives..  We offer a complete range of high-quality automotive and collision repair solutions, from grinding and abrasives to compounds and tools.  Mirka also offers associated products including our Essentials Product Line of tape, masking, paint mixing and specialty tape.  

More than 21 years ago we revolutionized the industry with the first net structure abrasive, resulting in extremely efficient on-tool dust removal that improved both work quality and working environment.

Looking for total innovative solutions that deliver real benefits? Look no further than Mirka!


Mitchell International, Inc. is a leading technology and information provider for the P&C claims and collision repair industries. Its innovative suite of solutions help organizations including MSOs reduce cycle time, streamline operations, improve customer satisfaction and support the delivery of proper, safe vehicle repairs. Each month, the company processes tens of millions of transactions for more than 300 insurance providers and 20,000 collision repair facilities. For more information, visit the Mitchell website——or follow us on Twitter @MitchellRepair for collision repair updates and perspectives.

Norton | Saint-Gobain

Norton, the leading brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives with over 135 years of experience in manufacturing abrasives is committed to providing access to our experts’ knowledge to support tackling collision repair projects that require the right training, products, and processes. Our high-performance refinishing solutions, ranging from abrasives to masking products, along with SOP expertise, help auto body shops efficiently and cost-effectively deliver consistent, quality results. As a member of Refinish Solutions Group (RSG), Norton gets you access to total job solutions from a select group of industry leaders with a single point of contact.


OEC is how collision repairers finally have an easier way to get their job done. They get the solutions and connections needed to link training & certification, repair planning & research, centralized estimate review, and parts sourcing. Too many people get trapped in the endless complexity of the service, maintenance, and repair world, and it’s slowing down everything. But when you’re connected to the OEC network, you can finally “see it, reach it, and get it done.” OEC | Now for the easy part™.


At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG’s automotive refinish business is focused on delivering the most advanced automotive, commercial fleet and light industrial coatings to our customers. To learn more about PPG automotive refinish products, visit


Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and commercial refinishing, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. From Ultra 9K® to GENESIS® and Fastline®, Sherwin-Williams specializes in providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, and collision repair products to its customer base including automotive jobber distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, and original equipment manufacturers. Today with more than 170 company-owned stores in the U.S., Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to providing customers with superior products and services, as well as technical training and business consulting ranging from collision repair design services to innovative technologies for shops to drive in-process quality and manage inventory and production.

Sun Collision

SUN®, a brand of Snap-on Incorporated, has launched a new repair information resource that benefits collision and automotive repair facilities. SUN Collision includes complete and accurate OEM data to help shops repair virtually any vehicle with maximum efficiency. As vehicle technology advances, the line between collision and mechanical repair work is blurring. When a collision occurs, any damage to the body and frame is very likely to also damage ADAS sensors, cameras and components that must be repaired by OEM procedures to return the vehicle to safe operating condition. SUN is the source for all your repairs, collision or mechanical.


As we move into the world of electric vehicles and carbon management plans, Infrared and UV will be at the forefront of curing technology. Symach offers various solutions, utilizing the most efficient catalytic infrared panels, in which the Drytronic patented technology transfers energy into the wet paint rather than heating the whole spray booth, eliminating exposure of the battery to excessive heat. This technology is applied in the most innovative way to Symach KombiKing patented drying cabin. Symach complete FixLine system customized layouts increase productivity by 30%, operating with only 90W and zero gas emissions, 100% effective while reducing energy consumption by more than 80%.

Veritas Advisors

With the experience that comes from over 100 successful transactions, the team at Veritas Advisors is the premier M&A advisor to the Automotive Aftermarket, providing best-in-class sell-side (business sales/exits), buy-side (i.e., outsourced corporate development), capital raising, real estate and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs, operators and investors.  Since 2009, clients have come from the collision repair, car wash, mechanical, heavy duty, ADAS/calibration, glass, paint jobber/PBE, equipment manufacturing and parts distribution segments in the US, Canada and China.  John Walcher, the firm’s founder and a former Vice President-M&A for Caliber Collision, has closed over 60 collision repair deals during the past 22 years.

Automotive Service Association - Event host

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.