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AutoBodyguard Obtains Exclusive Rights to Zavada Scientific’s Odor Elimination Technology


IRVING, Texas – AutoBodyguard, Inc., a division of Dent Zone Companies, Inc., has announced a newly formed partnership with Zavada Scientific for exclusive rights to Zavada’s organic odor elimination technology for the automotive, recreational vehicle and marine, as well as powersports, markets worldwide.

“The addition of Zavada’s odor eliminator is aligned with our vision for the AutoBodyguard portfolio,” said John Martin, President of AutoBodyguard, Inc. “This proprietary technology, governed under US Trade Secret Laws, distinguishes us as the only provider in the vehicle protection marketplace capable of eliminating organic odors through an environmentally safe and eco-friendly solution.”

Zavada’s Noble Ion™ Technology removes odors by breaking down the chemical bonds and the compounds that cause them, eliminating organic odors at the source. Common competitor products use enzymes, which react to bacteria, or use odor neutralizers or fragrances, which mask the odor for a limited period of time. Over time, as enzymes die out or neutralizers dissipate, the odor returns. Zavada’s technology disrupts the production of the bacteria, which is typically the source of the organic odor, and prevents it from returning.

AutoBodyguard’s Organic Odor Eliminator with Noble Ion™ Technology has been integrated into the line’s Interior Protection program that provides coverage for the carpet, fabric, leather and vinyl surfaces of vehicles. The product is free from harsh chemicals and does not contain toxic ammonia components frequently found in anti-bacterial products. It is eco-friendly as well as safe for children and pets.

“We are pleased to partner with AutoBodyguard to offer dealers greater profits through innovative F&I solutions,” said John Veenstra, Chief Innovation Officer for Zavada Scientific. “We selected AutoBodyguard because of the history, reputation and relationships that Dent Zone Companies, its parent company, has created in the automotive F&I industry over the past twenty-five years.”

“This exciting addition to the AutoBodyguard product line addresses an everyday problem that all drivers experience,” said John Martin. “Our Organic Odor Eliminator provides a tangible, new benefit for dealers to provide to their customers that has never been offered before.”

AutoBodyguard offers full body automotive protection products that range from interior and exterior appearance protection to tire and wheel protection, windshield and dent protection. AutoBodyguard plans to add its Organic Odor Eliminator to future products for the recreational vehicle, marine and powersports markets.

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Dent Zone Launches AutoBodyguard Division for Full Automotive Protection; Acquires Trident Protection Systems


IRVING, Texas – Dent Zone Companies, the leader in Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), has announced the creation of AutoBodyguard, Inc., a division offering a complete line of automotive appearance programs and vehicle protection products.

The products, which include interior and exterior vehicle protection, also encompass additional consumer coverage benefits such as tire and wheel, windshield, automobile deductible reimbursement and dent protection.

“The creation of this division puts us in a position to provide a comprehensive portfolio,” explains Troy Good, Dent Zone President and CEO. “We are now able to offer a full suite of products designed to provide consumers with the best vehicle protection available while supporting dealers’ profitability objectives.”

In preparation for this launch, AutoBodyguard acquired Trident Protection Systems, an early pioneer in the use of nanotechnology for interior and exterior automotive protection products. AutoBodyguard now manufactures all chemicals for its automotive protection products in their new, state-of-the-art facility in Irving, Texas, with the capacity to support large volume custom orders, including private label opportunities for vehicle manufacturers, large dealer groups and third party administrators.

Seasoned industry expert John Martin has been named President of AutoBodyguard. Martin has spent nearly 40 years in the business, working first for his father’s company, which became a distributor for CalTex Protective Coatings and later sold to the chemical provider. He ascended in leadership to become the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and later served on the company’s Board of Directors as Chairman.

Martin believes the Trident Protection Systems acquisition was a perfect fit for AutoBodyguard.

“Trident was a great addition for us in many respects,” said Martin. “Not only did they have a loyal customer base with strong revenues, their non-toxic product formulations, particularly in nanotechnology used in exterior paint protection, have been consistently among the best in the industry.”

AutoBodyguard is developing an indirect distribution channel through top performing agents and building its national network under the leadership of Christine DeGuglielmo,

their Vice President of Sales. DeGuglielmo brings over 30 years of industry experience in automotive sales and F&I, including 14 years in the chemical protection business.

“We now have the right products to complete the AutoBodyguard brand and the right leadership in place to drive it,” said Troy Good. “We are expecting growth in the next year to be exponential.”

In addition to the automotive industry, AutoBodyguard products will be available for the recreational vehicle and powersports marketplaces.

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