Virtual 20 – Automotive Refinish Group. All of the benefits of an on-site 20 group without leaving the shop. Just like in-person training, the instructor can see you and you can see the instructor. Ask questions in real time as if everyone is in the same room.
Save time and money on travel and sending employees to training while getting real tools you can implement in your shop.
Meet once a month for a 1- to 2-hour session that is relaxed and stress free. Each meeting is recorded, for on-demand viewing and sharing with staff. Real issues, real discussions, real solutions based on participant needs.
This Automotive Refinish group will be tailored for you to meet your needs! The facilitator will connect with each shop personally monthly to identify direction of future 20 Group virtual meetings.
$50 monthly (per roof top, not per painter) , subsequent monthly fees automatically charged to your credit card until you opt out. Subscription renews the first of every month. During checkout, you will be prompted to create a password for your account. You can access your account to update your subscription on this page: collisionhub.com/my-account/
Monthly Automotive Refinish Group training on understanding workflow management; increase productivity, decrease rework, decrease material usage, preview new products and equipment and direct connection to manufacturers.
Meet the Facilitator: Danyon Kirchner
I have been in the industry for over 20 years. I worked in my first shop at the age of 15 where I learned to clean the shop, mask cars, primer and mix color (my first mixing experiencing was on microfiche!). I was bitten by the bug and immediately wanted to learn as much as possible about paint, I was obsessed with it. I took on to color theory well and always had a deep passion for matching difficult colors. For my entire career in a shop, I always had 2 jobs. I worked as a painter during the day in a dealership (later on an independent), and a side job at night at a small shop. In 2009 I took a part time job in the mornings teaching automotive refinish at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA. I absolutely loved teaching refinishing and was hooked right away. That spring I was approached by BASF to be a technical support specialist for them as waterborne was coming in fast. The day I took the job, I converted and trained the very first waterborne shop in Lancaster County in 2009! I spent the next several years demoing, training, converting and filling in for painters in my role as a TSS.
In 2015, I worked along side Chip Foose to demo Glasurit 90 line and RM Onyx at the SEMA show in the outdoor booth. Over the next several years I began a working relationship with KC Mathieu from Gas Monkey Garage (I trained him on BASF in Dallas in 2017), Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs, Bogi from All Girls Garage, created 3 colors for the Rutledge Woob EBay Motors build, and have worked with many other industry leaders in collision repair as well as hot rod/restoration. With Collision Hub, I helped to create and design the BASF web-based training that they use today for painter certifications.
My specialty has always been training on color and replication of OEM finishes. I have had extensive training and gained deep knowledge through the years in all aspects of coatings technology for automotive, fleet, industrial and marine refinish. Over the last several years I began a dual role as a Business Services Manager for Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies and Capital Automotive Refinishing Supplies in central Pennsylvania. We are a multi paint line jobber so I am well versed in processes, costing, standard operating procedures, handling of warranty claims and products of several top tier paint lines.
In the last year and a half my role went from dual to 100% business services. Here I work with shops on a self-created metric tracking program, inventory evaluation and analysis, SOP implementation, shop re-flow design, process improvement, efficiency training amongst many other areas related to collision. I am looking forward to bringing my passion, unique knowledge and thought processes to Collision Hub!
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