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1 STOP Auto Body Supplies Hosts An Evening with Wanda

1 STOP Evening with Wanda Clinic 4.19.13
Hi Everyone,

On Friday, April 19, I had the pleasure of hosting an Evening with Wanda event at one of our newer California distributor locations at 1 Stop Auto Body Supplies in Riverside. Owners Ramon Martinez and Israel Hernandez invited their customers to come and enjoy the fresh “street tacos” cooked right onsite, and to participate in a fun afternoon of learning about Wanda brand products and its incredible simplicity, color and value platform.

California is a regulated market, so painters and shop owners were interested in hearing about how Wanda Waterbase can help them speed up production in the paint booth through easy application and a simplified system. Guests enjoyed the lively “Jeopardy” quiz game that taught important facts about the Wanda brand and the great prizes for answering the questions. And of course, I enjoyed signing autographs and taking pictures with new Wanda fans! Check out some of the pictures of the event in my Photo Gallery.

And this new distributor’s hard work is paying off because in just less than a year in business, they have new shops converting to Wanda each week. Here’s a little bit about their story:

For Ramon, the vision and desire to own his own company began while still an employee at another distributorship. While there he was introduced to AkzoNobel’s Wanda Waterbase refinish system. Intrigued by Wanda’s impressive Color Pro documentation tools, easy-to-use system and value pricing, he decided that if he ever owned his own business one day, he’d launch it with Wanda products.

Little did he know that his vision would become a reality just two months later in August 2012, when he and Israel, had the opportunity to launch 1 Stop Auto Body Supplies. It wasn’t long before the company’s growth necessitated a larger facility than the one they first launched their business from.

Ramon says, “We are excited about the company’s growth in such a short time and are grateful for the Wanda team’s great support. Our body shop customers really enjoy the ease-of-use and color match accuracy of Wanda Waterbase on both their small and complete repair jobs and feel like they’re getting a lot of value for the money.”

Today, 1 Stop Auto Body Supplies employs two other staff members and are committed to providing California’s southland with continued customer service excellence and segment-leading products.

Well, I’ve got a super busy summer event schedule planned, so be sure to check Facebook and Twitter for updates. For more information about Wanda brand products, visit our website.

Until then,


Wanda’s Spring Tour Round-Up

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Hi Everyone,

I’m on a short break after a whirlwind spring tour, so I wanted to bring you up-to-date on some of the fun events I was fortunate to participate in over the past few months.

In March I emceed four “Evening with Wanda” events in the northeast. First up was Paul’s Paint in Schofield, WI, then over to Auto Color Industrial Supply in St. Cloud, MN, followed up by 66 Auto Color in Joplin, MO, and Wholesale Auto Paint and Supply in Springfield, MO. All of the events were well attended and I met some terrific painters and shop owners who were eager to learn more about Wanda brand products. Our visit to MO was especially moving, because it was the anniversary date of the tornado disaster in Joplin one year ago. It was a humbling experience to see so much of the city still in ruins, yet we also witnessed the indelible spirit of the residents who are determined to rebuild their lives there.

April was a flurry of events beginning with a triple-header in Florida. LKQ Distributors held “Evening with Wanda” events in three of their warehouse locations — Medley, Fort Meyers, and Largo. Leaving the east coast, I headed to Fort Worth, TX, for the fun two-day “Home Run Celebration” trade show hosted by WM Automotive Warehouse. I signed lots of autographs for event goers, and even got an autograph from the former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman, Chad Hennings. From there I headed further west to Orem, UT, to host an “Evening with Wanda” event at Industrial Finishes and Systems.

The momentum kept building in May as I attended a daylong trade show hosted by Warehouse Distributor, PBE, in Sharonville, OH. Next, I hopped over to Warren, MI, for the 35th annual Bearing Burners Auto Club Car Show. Show attendees just couldn’t get enough of the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering LTA concept car painted in Wanda’s custom Orange Mocha finish, and the Camaro proto-type painted in Wanda’s custom Black Matte finish, both on display. I then headed south again to Jacksonville, FL, to take part in the North Florida Autobody Association Golf Outing. I gave away lots of Wanda product literature and cool Wanda gear and coolers. The month wrapped up with an “Evening with Wanda” event at Two Guys Autobody in Florence, AL.

In June, I was excited to visit Canada to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Camaro Country F-Body Group, by participating in the club’s biggest event of the year, “Show N’ Shine,” in Fort Erie, Ontario. I brought the Lingenfelter concept cars with me to make the birthday bash complete!

Needless to say, I’ve had a great time travelling across the US and Canada to take part in fantastic events where I’ve met so many great distributors, body shop professionals, and car enthusiasts!  I’m thrilled to report that brand awareness and preference for Wanda and Wanda Waterbase refinish systems has grown dramatically over the last couple of years. No matter where I travel, I always hear great feedback about Wanda’s simplicitycolor, and value brand proposition.

Well, it’s good to be back at headquarters to re-charge, but it won’t be for long. I’ll be heading out soon to attend some exciting events coming up in July, so stay tuned and get regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time!