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 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile | Chicago, IL
The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a two and half day education conference. The theme for the 2017 conference is ”Innovate to Dominate” and will focus on providing businesses with critical thinking tools to innovate all facets of the business process.

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
  • Patrick Mayette, Painters Supply & Equipment Co., Taylor, MI
  • 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
  • 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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