Since 2010, Guy Bargnes has been Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Painters Supply & Equipment Co., one of the largest distributors of automotive refinish coatings in the mid-west, with 225 employees at 21 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Guy has been in the automotive aftermarket refinish business his entire working career beginning with operating a family distribution business in Buffalo, NY where he developed an entrepreneurial attitude and approach to business. He then began a 20-year career with BASF Corporation, retiring in 2009, after serving for nearly a decade as the North American Director of Marketing and US Refinish Sales. Both positions offering Guy a unique perspective on the refinish industry and the collision repair market.
Guy has been active in the industry throughout his career. He has participated in CIC Meetings for over 25 years, is a current member of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and the Auto Care Association where he is immediate past chair of the PBES Executive Committee. He is also past chair of the National Auto Body Council (NABC). In 2005, Guy was inducted into the Collision Industry “Hall of Eagles”.
Guy and his wife of 39 years, Patti, live in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. They have four grown sons.