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Dent Zone’s Snowden Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo


IRVING, Texas – Jeff Snowden, one of the early advocates of paintless dent repair (PDR) and a longtime employee of Dent Zone, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando recently. Snowden was recognized for his more than 25 years of service and leadership in the PDR industry.

“And what’s more important is that I have had the support of my wife and kids and made hundreds of good friends over the last 25 years in this dynamic and competitive industry.”

Dent Zone, which is part of the Nobilis Group, is one of the pioneering companies in paintless dent repair and a leading provider for the industry. Snowden has been with Dent Zone since its inception in 1991.

“Jeff’s technical knowledge as well as his relationship and networking skills have played a role in growing the industry into a nationally recognized field,” said Kevin Halewood, Mobile Tech Expo founder and show director. “He has been both a proponent and promoter, as well as a connector of people.”

Snowden was an influential contributor to the industry from the beginning. He began his career as one of the first technicians in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, fixing hail damage through paintless dent repair. In the early 1990s, he met Troy Good, President and CEO of Dent Zone, and they began their business partnership in the PDR marketplace.

Snowden was instrumental in developing Dent Zone’s national network of mobile fulfillment technicians. That network was a key factor in the company’s successful introduction of the industry’s first PDR service contract in 1999 and the subsequent launch of PDR LINX Hail Group in 2006. Snowden recruited and trained teams of certified repair technicians across the country, especially in the hail damage market, as Dent Zone developed the largest network in the industry.

“Jeff displayed a commitment and determination that created a paradigm for PDR that resulted in its wide acceptance as a superior method over conventional dent repair practices. He has had such a positive impact on the industry as a mentor and teacher to the hundreds of technicians he has trained and influenced over the years,” says Good. “Not only did he embrace this non-traditional practice, he saw its limitless potential.”

Snowden still works within the Dent Zone family, serving as Senior Director of Agent Development for AutoBodyGuard. He has taken the experience gained in building a national fulfillment network and programs to AutoBodyGuard, which has expanded its F&I product portfolio to encompass interior and exterior appearance protection, tire and wheel, windshield and dent protection offerings.

During his tenure at Dent Zone, Snowden has twice beaten cancer, including a successful recovery from a potentially devastating Stage 4 diagnosis in 2015. Snowden credits his faith, his family and the company he helped build with the success he has experienced both personally and professionally.

“The ability to start a business and grow it while surrounding yourself with good people is something I’m proud of,” explains Snowden. “And what’s more important is that I have had the support of my wife and kids and made hundreds of good friends over the last 25 years in this dynamic and competitive industry.”

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Dent Zone Companies Announces Formation of Nobilis Group; New Entity Encompasses Dent Zone, AutoBodyGuard and PDR LINX


IRVING, Texas – Dent Zone Companies, a leader in Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) for more than a quarter century, has announced the formation of Nobilis Group, a new entity consisting of its Dent Zone, AutoBodyGuard and PDR LINX lines of business.

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Since 1991, Dent Zone has set the industry standard in paintless dent repair in launching the first PDR service contract and pioneering catastrophic repair services for the automotive industry.

“With the same leadership team and owners in place, Nobilis is poised to continue our growth in the vehicle protection program marketplace,” stated Nobilis Group President and CEO Troy Good. “This move acknowledges our expansion beyond our traditional focus solely on PDR, yet builds on that legacy and our rich heritage of powerful partnerships with many of the nation’s automotive leaders,” he continued.

Dent Zone, which provides private label and direct programs for national automotive retailers, manufacturers, third party administrators and lenders, will continue to offer full administrative services for PDR and associated vehicle protection programs. “The Dent Zone our partners have come to depend on for best-in-class product administration isn’t going away,” according to Stan Starnes, Nobilis Chief Operating Officer. “As part of Nobilis Group, Dent Zone will continue to deliver the same level of excellence for our PDR programs on behalf of our industry partners, ensuring that their end customers continue to receive extraordinary value and quality of service that is virtually unmatched in our industry.”

AutoBodyGuard, which acquired a national chemical manufacturer in 2015, will continue to distribute its suite of appearance protection products to the automotive, recreational and powersports markets from its Irving, Texas, manufacturing facility.

PDR LINX provides catastrophic services including hail repair, fire and flood mitigation, and overspray removal services for national insurers, large retailers and company managed fleets.

“We’re driven to excellence in every market we serve,” Good further explained. “We’ve innovated in a number of ways through our product and service offerings, and under the Nobilis name, our vision, and our commitment to being an industry leader, will only continue.”

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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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