A Collision Estimator /Painter, with an organization, which would not only benefit from my attention to detail, but also
my vast knowledge of the automotive collision repair industry.
Highly self motivated, energetic, and versatile, 30 year veteran of the automotive collision repair industry. Excellent
communication and supervisor skills. Appreciation, of the terms quality customer service and a strong reputation.
July 2012 to Present
Under Deck Installation Tech, Vanair Manufacturing, Michigan City, In.
Fabricate and Install pto compressor/ generator installations and associated accessories.
May 2008 to July 2012
Body Shop Manager, Hirsch Ford Lincoln, Inc. Michigan City, In.,
Manage New Car Dealership Body Shop. Write estimates/audatex, coordinate repairs between customers, shop,
service dept., parts dept., insurance companies, and rental car facilities. Write warranty claims on new car paint issues.
Supervise personnel, organize repairs, and shop for maximum efficiency. Maintain office and paint department
computers, and equipment. Maintain repair refinishing records for State and Federal regulations.
May 2003 to May 2008
Du Pont Automotive Paint Technical & Account Representative, Owens Motor Supply, Michigan City, In.
Representative of the Du Pont Champion Jobber program. Assist Owens Motor Supply body shop and paint
customers, on location, with Du Pont paint products, and procedures. To include, color match, computer installation,
and software support. On site computer set up and support for hard parts customer, with various systems. Parts
ordering, parts warranties, returns, and on site inventories, for Both the La Porte and Michigan City store locations .
April 1986 to April 2003
Lead Painter, Arlington Toyota, Buffalo Grove Il
Refinishing collision and warranty repairs for New Car Dealership. Supervise paint department, maintain equipment,
and order materials .Assist in proper procedures and paint matching. Installed and maintain Du Pont computerized
formula retrieving and color matching system.
February 1980 to April 1984
US Army,UH-1H Helicopter, Mechanic/Crew chief
School/Training : UH-1H Repairman/Basic leadership Courses/United states Air Force Physiological Training Course
Awards: Army Commendation Medal/Good Conduct Medal/Army Service Ribbon/NCO Professional Development
ribbon/Expert badge(M-16) Expert Badge/ (hand grenade/ Aircraft Crewmans Badge