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Account Manager Technical Trainer

Ontario, Canada
October 31, 2022

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Stewart Irvine

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R R *, Parkhill, Ontario N0M 2K0



Meet all challenges with a positive attitude and learn new skills as required. Apply all skills to reach and exceed the goals and expectations of the organization, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.


School and Location Curriculum or Major Dates Attended Degree

Fanshawe College Autobody & Heavy 1975-1979 Ontario

Collision Repair and License

Refinish Program Motive Power Technologies Award-Fanshawe College

Labour College of Social Sciences 1985 Diploma


Professional Experience Summary


Forest Automotive- Paint & Sales Rep

-Paint and Collision Sales and Training


-Titanium Tools & Equipment, - Vaughan, Ontario

- Certification Collision Tools and Equipment Sales and Training

March 2018 to November 2018

- SATA Canada Inc- Canadian Technical Trainer

2014 to January 2018

–APC/CDC/CANUSA -Professional Selling Skills, New Business Development, Automotive Hard Parts Sales, Automotive Repair and Refinish Specialist, Collision Industry Business Development-LEAN Processing, 5S Processes, Scheduling,Professional Collision Repair and Refinish Techniques and Training, Aircraft Refinish and Repair Techniques and Training,


Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes-

Vested employee for over 16 years with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes where I started out as a

Technical Sales Rep

Position of Wholesale Account Manager where I was responsible for Key Accounts Mgr for Fix Auto, Carstar and CSN. Training owners in bodyshops to bring more manageable and profitable business and to address the issues for more structured work environments. Managed profitability portfolios for small and large business clients including overseeing productivity, technical support, hands on training, business management and loss resolution.

Consistently placed in the top 5 annually for Business Management, Sales Skills and Tech in the North American Top Gun Competition

Oversaw new installations and provided technical and Business and Services. Example: Lean, 5S, Business Plans, Tracking Profitability Analysis, Parts Management and Scheduling SOP’s

Navistar International – repair line technical trainer.

Waycon International – Navistar Truck dealer where I was in-house classroom technical trainer on equipment and products

Programs and Training

Disney Leadership Strategies

Advanced Product Training

Solving Application Errors

Professional Paint Preparation

Roles and Accountability Workshop

Professional Selling Skills

Presentation Skills Workshop

Technical and Facility Analysis

Beyond the Satisfied Customer

Interactive Leadership, High Performance Manager

Financial and Managerial Ratios

Business of Bodyshops

Color Tinting

Customer Product Training

PCE, 5S, Matchsticks, Sticklebricks

Impact-Financial Spreads

Driver Safety Training – Courses – Avoid Aggressive Driving

Avoiding Collisions at Intersections

Avoiding Collisions at Parking Lots

Managing Time and Speed

Preventing Rear End Collisions

One Second Advantage

Defensive Driving Certification from Brampton

Received Outstanding Sales Performance Award in 1999 and Circle of Excellence Award in 2002.

Area covered was Southwestern Ontario.

Skyharbour Refinish-Goderich-for a little over a year I was responsible for over 50+ employees, oversaw five spray booths-7 days a week in shifts. I created an Aircraft Refinish Instruction Manual that overlooked all operations of refinish from small 2 passenger aircraft to private jets.

Support day to day operations through regular attendance of customer production, quality and engineering meetings.

Understand the role of all products and look for ways to bring new products or processes into the site for better productivity and profitability.

Document key work streams and communicate to others to leverage best practices.

Take necessary action to prevent or eliminate problems with the paint or paint systems.

Manage any onsite technical service personnel

Coordinate visits to management and product personnel to best utilize their time and meet customer requirements.

Monitor product supply chain issues.

Employed by Bell Aerospace-Grand Bend-manufacturers of Hovercrafts and US Military projects to design refinish facility, train personnel and manage repair facility for over 4 years until company moved to United States.





2019 to Present



2014 to 2018










Forest Automotive


SATA Canada Inc


Akzo Nobel Coatings, Etobicoke

Whitelaw Automotive-PPG Distributor

Huron Collision

AWL Steego

Skyharbour Refinishing

Lambton County Bd of Education

Bell Aerospace Grand Bend

Stew’s Autobody and Collision

Raceway Autobody

Account Manager/ Sales

Sales and Training of Certified Collision Tools & Equipment

Canadian Technical Trainer

Account Manager/ Sales

Wholesale Account Manager, Technical Services and Trainer

PPG Technical Sales & Trainer

Production Painter

Product Manager-purchaser for all McKerlie-Millen stores in Ontario in Autobody Products, Paint and Chemicals

Operation Manager for Aircraft Refinishing Centre

Supply Teacher in Secondary Schools in Auto Refinishing and Tech Training

Refinish Operations Manager and Trainer

Owner and Operator

Apprenticeship Program- Autobody Repairer, Prepper, Painter, Shop Foreman


Richard Belevance-

President, CSN St Clair Collision


Dan Wilson

Account Manager, APC Sarnia


Gary Nichol

Manager, Nutrition House, London


Others available upon request

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