paint, body and equipment specialists

paint, body and equipment specialists

Who We Are
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.

What We Do
The Auto Care Paint, Body And Equipment Specialist community educates and disseminates information to PBES segment members and provides the opportunity for PBES business people to network with their counterparts, suppliers and customers outside of the usual industry meetings.

Upon joining, PBES members immediately become part of a strong network. 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.


  • Community Liaison

    Paul Fiore
    Senior Director, Government Affairs

    PBES Segment Committee

    Committee Chairman 
    Joe Mattos, ComCept Solutions, LLC, Lanham, MD

    Committee Members

    • David Abrahams, TASCO Auto Color, Houston, TX
    • Wade Bowman, Wade Bowman, U-POL, London, UK
    • Tim Brown, BASF Corporation, Southfield, MI 
    • Todd D’Angelo, MEDCO, Moorpark, CA
    • Tina DeCamp, Axalta Coating Systems, Glen Mills, PA
    • Chris Dewes, PPG Industries, Inc., Strongsville, OH
    • James (Jimmy) Donahue, Aftermarket Partners, San Diego, CA 
    • Seth Glauberman, Presta Products, Barberton, OH
    • Harry Hall, National Coatings and Supplies, Raleigh, NC
    • Steve Howard, National Oak Distributors, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Conor Kinsella, 3M Co., St. Paul, MN
    • Jessica Rob, AkzoNobel, Troy, MI
    • Carl Seaboldt. ITW Evercoat, Cincinnati, OH 
    • 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 


    • Frank Bird, Babcox Media, Akron, OH
    • Krista McNamara, Informa PLC, North Olmsted, OH

  • The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a conference focusing on education, networking and exposure to industry products and services in its Innovation Fair. The theme for the 2020 conference is “People and Profits” and will focus on the life blood of companies - its employees - and ensuring profitable successes. Be sure to join industry-leading distributors, manufacturers, WDs and manufacturers' reps to share knowledge and ideas that will impact your future success.    

    Due to the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have worked with the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown to cancel the 2020 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Conference.

  • Members are eligible for discounts on a number of products and programs through the Association.

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  • Thank You To Our 2019 PBES Conference Sponsors!

    Partner Level Sponsors
    Supporter Level Sponsors
    Internet Sponsor


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