Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes SEMA 2017 Opening Welcome

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes SEMA 2017 Opening Welcome


Good afternoon.
I’d like to welcome you to the 2017 Sherwin-Williams
SEMA booth here in Vegas.
My name is Rob Mowson, I’m the vice president
of marketing.
In 2017, we’re having a fantastic year.
We just finished celebrating our 150th anniversary
and we are now proud to say we’re the world’s
number one paint company.
We’ve got some interesting things to share
with you.
Some exciting things.
So with that I’ll introduce our president
and general manager Tom Hablitzel.
Thank you Rob, and thank you everyone for
being here today.
And Rob, he missed a year.
We actually celebrated 151st anniversary recently.
So he’s just a year behind.
But it is exciting times for company and for
151 years we’ve been committed to being an
innovative, a very innovative supplier and
provider of coatings around the world and
through that whole process we’ve consistently
shared the same values with our employees
and our culture of things like integrity and
customer service and growth for our shareholders
and being innovative.
And with that it’s a very exciting time for
us to maintain these values as we grow in
a new dimension with the acquisition of Valspar.
And the acquisition of Valspar is very exciting
for automotive division where we add some
we expand our global reach we add new product
lines and brands and new technology.
We remain committed to all of our customers
as we integrate this business and look for
more ways to grow.
For our distribution customers, we remain
committed to having brands and specific technologies
that are committed to their channels and their
customers.
And we look forward to enhancing that product
offering with the capabilities of the Sherwin-Williams
side.
Also with those distribution partners, particularly
in China and Australia, New Zealand, we add
reach to our capability we’re also very excited
about that opportunity as well.
For our end users in the body shops, we’ll
have both Valspar customers in Sherwin-Williams
will remain committed to our value offering
of services and again products and technologies
and brands and really most importantly, with
the combined resources of our company, an
acceleration of our ability to provide new
products and new services.
And then finally I think the last piece really
about the people.
I think one thing that I’m most excited about
as we become one company is really the infusion
of talent that we’ve gotten from the Valspar
team and the Valspar business.
I believe it’s a cultural fit.
They share our values and I know we’re only
a few months into this but it’s extremely
exciting for our company.
It’s extremely exciting for the automotive
division.
So with that I’d like to bring up next Mr.
Pete Willman, who is our senior director of
sales for North America.
Thanks Tom.
On behalf of the Valspar family we’d like
to—we’re very happy to be part of the Sherwin-Williams
family.
This really gives our distributors and our
distribution partners quite an extended reach
with all of the different product lines that
we have.
One of the things I wanted to reiterate is
that we are fully committed to distribution
and direct distribution through our distribution
partners.
So our, our Matrix brands, our Prospray brand,
Valspar Refinish, DeBeer, Vim, House of Kolor,
will all continue to be represented through
our distribution platforms.
And like Tom said this is really a great opportunity
for our teams to grow together.
We have some great technology that we’re sharing
and great training and great people.
So we’re just really happy to be part of the
team.
And thank you very much.
Thank you, Pete.
And now I’d like to invite Mr. Bill Mays,
our vice president of sales, to come up and
share a few thoughts.
Good afternoon.
For years Sherwin-Williams has been historic
and renowned for providing consistent best
in class products for our refinish customers,
be it the most productive or cost effective.
But in today’s world, best in class products
are not good enough.
Therefore we’re very focused on providing
top resources for our customers, for business
building aspects, right?
So these would be things like the EcoLean
workshops, which we produce throughout the
year in various parts of the country.
And in these workshops, we help our customers
focus on lean principles to be more efficient
within their facilities.
We also offer what we call collision repair
design services, which is service whereby
we come to your facility, if you have an existing
facility, we can help redesign that facility,
so we get better workflow and you become more
efficient.
Or possibly you got a new greenfield location
that you’re working on from ground up.
We can come there with boots on the feet and
help you design facilities so you get better
workflow.
The other piece would be in-house shop impact
assessment so we take an existing facility
and we can spend days there with our business
consultants and help you redesign workflow
to become more efficient.
And in the end become more productive and
enhance cycle time for your insurance partners,
because that’s really what it’s about today.
So would you combine that with best in class
products.
We have positioned our customers and supported
them to be best in class in their marketplace.
That’s a partnership.
Now, Tom mentioned previously about the expanded
overall reach of our company now that we’re
part of a, Valspar is part of Sherwin-Williams
portfolio.
And that really happens in a few ways.
One is innovation, it brings some innovative
products that we can roll into our portfolio.
It brings distribution which helps us expand
our reach.
And we collaborate and incorporate with them
these brands of Valspar within the Sherwin-Williams
brands to offer a broader offering to our
customer base.
The Sherwin-Williams brand is unique in this,
in the top metro markets in this country and
in Canada, and in really other parts of the
globe, we own and control our company points
of distribution.
Those stores are staffed by Sherwin-Williams
employees.
They’re highly trained and they service, support,
engage in your business every day.
Now, we’re not only focused on expert service
and support for your customers, but we’re
also very committed to providing breakthrough
and innovative technology.
That was a case over the last 12 months.
We launched CC200, which is a glamour clear
coat.
Now what makes that clearcoat different.
CC200 has all the appearance attributes of
a glamour clear.
But we bring it to you at the speed of dry
time of a speed glare.
So the appearance of a glamour clear dry time
of a speed clear, and you do that at half
the bake time of a glamour clear.
So once we have done that we also employed
a process whereby that product is optimized
to be used at any level of skill painter technician.
It’s also able to be used on any application
of a vehicle from spot work to overall paint
job.
And it can work in most any environment.
Now if you have that in your facility today
what we’ve done is given you an opportunity
to rationalize your offering a clear, because
most shops have multiple clears, you need
one clearcoat that’s CC200.
Now we introduced this product about a year
ago here at SEMA.
We had great success with it through the launch,
and what we’re about to show you here in a
few minutes is two vehicles that it’s been
applied on and you’ll see it’s going to look
on today’s cars as well as yesterday’s cars.
So now it’s time.
Again, I’d like for you to walk over here
with me in to look at the first car.
Need to clear out here.
So the first vehicle you’re looking at over
here is a ‘69 Plymouth Roadrunner.
I think you would agree there’s many classic
muscle cars on the market today but this car
is a legend, it’s truly legend.
This is where really power and style converge
in this vehicle.
It’s really most incredible pro touring road
run on the market, right Jason?
So to tell you more about a vehicle, and by
the way just cars not covered because it was
unveiled at Barrett-Jackson back in April.
So it’s already been unveiled once.
But to tell you more about it I want to hand
this over to the craftsman that did it.
Jason Bair.
Thanks everyone.
Well over here we do have ‘69 Road Runner.
We wanted to take it up a notch and we created
the Raging Bird.
The owner who is really wanted to push me
a little bit on this one.
And big time into Lamborghinis, believe it
or not.
And he wanted to take some of those cues and
put it into the roadrunner.
The color, you guys, it was a custom color
that Sherwin really helped me with.
We use a lot of Ultra products.
I started at the branch because we want to
take Plum Crazy purple and really add some
pizzazz to it.
With help with the branch, help with actually,
corporate actually help me, we did some spray
outs.
Got them to the owner.
We finally picked a color.
And you guys I think we knocked it out.
I mean, in the sun, the different lights,
you can see it it’s it’s unbelievable.
But the car supercharges Hemi you got to have
the new suspension.
We really specialize in trying to make this
car drive like new, but try to keep some of
the old styling cues on there.
It’s very fun to drive.
Very fun to be at this show.
I really appreciate Sherwin-Williams for the
opportunity and be in this booth.
And thanks very much you guys.
Check it out when you get a chance.
Great craftsmanship.
All right.
Now I’d like to turn your attention in front
of me.
This is our second car and a battle of builders
here at SEMA.
And by the way these two cars are two of the
most widely anticipated cars to be presented
at the SEMA convention this week.
This particular car was literally built from
the ground up.
And I say, when I tell you from the ground
up, this car was found in a field, in Missouri,
right?
The frame was on the field.
The frame was denigrating.
There were not much there.
Jason built this car from the ground up.
So what you’re going to see here in a minute
is quite amazing craftsmanship in his company.
It’s a 1960 Chevy Impala.
Without further ado, I’d like to hand it over
to Jason and let him tell you about this car
he restored.
By the way Jason is fourth generation in his
family.
Mann’s Restoration outside of Festus, Missouri.
And he’s going to tell you more about it and
we’re going to unveil the car for you.
With that, Jason, it’s yours.
Thank you.
This car we’re about to unveil is a very special
build.
It was brought to us by its original owner
who as a young teenager worked on a farm and
baled hay, saved his money to pay cash for
this car.
And unfortunately once it became a used car
and was kind of old and it sat in his field
and just decayed.
He came to us with a special request, as he
is at the end of his life with, “I want
this car to look stunning and I want to drive
it one last time.”
So of course our talented crew covered this
car with Sherwin-Williams CC 200 clearcoat
and now we can unveil.
That is absolutely, absolutely gorgeous.
Jason.
I’m sure you’re going to have more questions
here as the show goes on.
But for the media that’s here today.
This concludes this presentation.
I will tell you that if you want to have media
kits or any other questions.
Chris Lynch here for that or contact me.
And I also tell you that this presentation
continues over at a booth right over here
the 1 0 0 3 8 9.
It continues there.
Going to tell you about a new Valspar products
as well as unveil another car over at that
booth.
For the rest of you, stop by.
Thanks for your time.
Thanks for your interest in our company and
thanks for learning more about just great
paint.
Thank you.

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