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Wanda’s July Wrap-up – Fireworks, Fun, and Fans!

2012 BSC - 19wbHi Everyone,

Well, the fireworks never stopped this month as I traversed the US and Canada to attend several fun July events. Below are a few of the month’s highlights, but be sure to also check out the Wanda Photo Gallery to see the great pix we took at each location:

Following July 4th celebrations, I headed to Canada on July 13th, to make an appearance at the Atlantic National Car Show co-sponsored by Wanda Distributor, Hub City. The three-day event was well-attended and my Canadian fans were out in force! I was excited to meet them and talk about the Wanda Waterbase system to all the car lovers.

On July 14th, we headed to Prescott, Arizona, to represent Wanda brand products at the KC Auto Car Show hosted by our distributor, KC Auto. Word is spreading fast about our Wanda Waterbase products in that region, with new distributors and body shops joining the Wanda team each month.

It was my great pleasure to participate in a special Customer Appreciation event sponsored by our LKQ Distributors on July 18th, in Loves Park, IL. Customers were treated to an evening of refreshments, prizes and more great information about Wanda and other LKQ supplier partners.

The month wrapped up with the exciting three-day Akzo Nobel Wanda Blue Suede Cruise event July 20-22, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH. Set to a vintage 1950’s theme, car enthusiasts gathered to view the beautifully painted Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars, and Trick Trucks. As the title sponsor of the event two years in a row, theWanda brand was front and center to many of the fun events that weekend, including  the concept and show cars on display that were painted in custom Wanda colors and finishes.  I had the privilege of serving as Grand Marshall over the spectacular “Neon Parade of Lights,” while show-goers enjoyed watching the exciting Wanda Challenge Run down Summit Motorsports Park’s famed quarter-mile drag strip. The Wanda Diner served up my delicious, hand-crafted Wanda burgers, and attendees learned about proper vehicle repair and care through an interactive and educational car clinic sponsored by Wanda and Presta Products. Kids loved the special Wanda Coloring Land area, and the whole family enjoyed the fireworks display and live 50’s music and entertainment. Hope you all can join me for the fun next year!

As you can see, I’ve had a busy summer meeting great new distributors, new body shop customers, and new Wanda fans―sharing with them all how Wanda’s unique simplicity, color and value brand proposition can help their business grow. It just doesn’t get more rewarding than that! But stay tuned, because August and September are jam-packed with even more fun events and shows. To learn more about these and other activities I’ll be a part of visit Wanda’s Facebookpage, or follow me on Twitter.  For more information about Wanda and Wanda Waterbase products, visit the Wanda website.

Until next time,


Distributor Spotlights – Ron Fleenor, Fleaz Color Faktory

Ron Fleenor - Fleaz Color FaktoryFrom professional cartoonist in his teens, to renowned 30-year custom airbrush artist and global trainer, Ron Fleenor has always taken his “coloring” very seriously. That’s why he now carries AkzoNobel’s Wanda brand as the preferred line of car refinish products for his growing paint supply store, Fleaz Color Faktory, in Rock Hill, SC.

“I first learned about Wanda from a successful friend and jobber in California who was convinced I would love the products for my freelance custom paint business,” said Fleenor. “He was right. I was very impressed with the product line’s ease-of-use and excellent coverage. But what really blew me away was the depth and versatility of the color match and color tools that Wanda Refinish offers. I’ve never seen anything else that comes close to it.”

Soon after moving to Rock Hill, Fleenor found that he didn’t have ready access to paint supplies and had to travel to another county to get themthat’s when he decided to open his own store. Since bringing Wanda Refinish to Fleaz Color Faktory in 2010, his word-of-mouth business has sky-rocketed, serving a healthy mix of area body shops and do-it-yourself customers. Ron is now teaching airbrush and pin-striping classes at his store on a weekly basis to enthusiastic customers who sometimes drive more than four hours just to attend.

Fleenor adds, “There’s not too many paint store owners who have the in-field painting experience that I do. Whether my customers have questions about tinting, blending or color matching, I’m confident that my knowledge backed by Wanda’s quality performance and pricing, will meet their needs.”

To speak with Ron Fleenor about his experiences in the industry or with Wanda brand products, call 803-325-8679, or email him at fleazcolorfaktory@bellsouth.net.