paint, body and equipment specialists

paint, body and equipment specialists


PBES educates and disseminates information to PBES segment members and provides the opportunity for PBES businesspeople to network with their counterparts, suppliers and customers outside of the usual industry meetings.

Why should you join PBES?

The PBES segment is composed of business owners and executives representing the Paint, Body and Equipment industry’s leading jobbers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, business services, major program groups and manufacturers’ representatives. Resources available to members include:
  • Leadership Committee meets twice a year.
  • Annual conference provides unique opportunity to network with industry peers outside of the usual industry meetings.
  • Conducts free webinars on a variety of topics.

PBES Annual Conference

May 16-18 | Fairmont Austin Hotel | Austin, TX

The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a two-and-a-half day education conference. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Leveraging Disruption” and will educate businesses on how to leverage disruption to help grow their business.

    • For the preliminary conference brochure, please click here.
    • To register online, please click here. Or to register via the pdf form, please click here.
    • For Fairmont Austin hotel reservations, please click here. Group rate available until Friday, April 20.
    • For sponsorship opportunities to gain exposure to the most influential members of the PBE industry, click here

    2017 PBES Conference Presentations

    Gene Marks -  Your Growth and Opportunities 
    Chip Bell -  INNOVATIVE SERVICE: Strategies for Creating Growth and Bottom Line Impact 
    Vince Romans -  Panel Overview Handout
    Roundtable Notes

    PBES Segment Committee

    Committee Chairman

    Joe Mattos, ComCept Solutions, LLC, Lanham, MD

    Committee Members

    • David Abrahams, TASCO Auto Color, Houston, TX
    • Keith Bell, AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings, Norcross, GA
    • Wade Bowman, National Oak Distributors, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Todd D’Angelo, MEDCO, Moorpark, CA
    • James (Jimmy) Donahue, Aftermarket Partners, San Diego, CA
    • Tracy Flannery, Bill Flannery Automotive, Inc., Bensalem, PA 
    • Seth Glauberman, Presta Products, Barberton, OH
    • Craig Glazebrook, National Coatings and Supplies, Raleigh, NC 
    • John Moreau, BASF Corporation, Southfield, MI
    • John Parran, PPG Industries, Inc., Strongsville, OH
    • Jim Ryan, 3M Co., St. Paul, MN 
    • William Small, Axalta Coating Systems, Glen Mills, PA
    • Tom Stephens, SEM Products, Rock Hill, SC 
    • Bret Thorpe, Ogden Auto Paint & Glass Co., Ogden, UT
    • Brad Wallin, Rex Marketing & Sales, Draper, UT
    • Bob Wenzinger, Painters Supply & Equipment Co., Taylor, MI
    • Jeremy White, Wesco Autobody Supply, Inc., Mount Lake Terrace, WA 
    • Scott Shriber, Babcox Media, Akron, OH
    • Mike Willins, Automotive Body Repair News,  UBM Advanstar, North Olmsted, OH

    Committee Liaison
    Paul Fiore, Auto Care Association

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