Store Manager Gainesville
John is the store manager at our Gainesville location . He started with the company in 2013 as a part time delivery driver. In 2015 John became an inside sales representative and quickly moved into the manager position. John attended North Metro Technical School and is ASE Certified. John worked in restoration for three years and did paint and body work for several years prior. He is very knowledgeable in our products. John is married and they have two children together. In his spare time John enjoys the outdoors, building anything with wood or steel, 4x4’s and rock crawling.
Inside Sales Associate
Maggie is the newest member of Southern Auto Color. She joined the team in late 2016. She is the daughter of owners David and Tammy. She works in our Gainesville location as an inside sales representative. Maggie graduated from Western Carolina University in 2015, where she studied recreational therapy. Maggie is eager to learn all about Southern Auto Color from our mission to our products. Maggie has already attended training through PPG. She attended the Envirobase HP class in December and plans to attend more in the future.
After 25 years experience in body shops Frank joined the Southern Auto Color team in 2007. Currently Frank serves as our technical representative. He trains and fills in for painters as well as helps in our stores and makes shop or sale calls. Frank has had a significant amount of training and schooling. Frank graduated North Georgia Technical School in 1981 and since has attended many PPG classes. His classes include PPG Certification in Global, Nexa, Aquabase, DBC, and Envirobase. Other classes include hazard material training, plastic welding, and many others. Frank was the first representative in Georgia to achieve certification as a Distributor Technical Representative. Frank enjoys spending time with his daughter, and in his spare time enjoys riding dirt bikes and 4 wheelers.
Dusty is the son of owners David and Tammy Kenimer. He started out as a part time transfer driver in 2004. After graduating high school in May 2005, he became a full time inside sales associate and assisted with inventory purchasing. In 2009 he became an outside salesman for our Gainesville and Cumming locations. Dusty has attended many PPG classes and seminars including countless color and software classes. Along with many classes that have certified him with our products, such as Deltron and Envirobase, making him very familiar with the new waterborne products. In 2010 he married our office assistant, Amanda Kenimer, and they have two children. In his free time Dusty enjoys both hunting and fishing.
Industrial Sales Representative
Mark is our Industrial Salesman and has been since he was hired in 2007. Mark completed a year at Lanier Technical College in the machine and tool department. He has also completed the Commercial Performance Coatings Technology Training at the PPG Training Center. Before he came to Southern Auto Color, Mark painted electric motor castings. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Jeri Lyn and his children Caleb and Savannah. In his spare time he enjoys deer and turkey hunting.
Jim joined the Southern Auto Color team in the summer of 2017 as a Technical Representative. Jim has grown up in the automotive collision industry and is a third generation technician. Jim has worked in some of the more demanding shops since moving to North Georgia in 1999. His experience has given him insight to streamlining the production process and honed his color matching skills. Jim also has experience in “ground up” type restoration work. Jim enjoys fishing, knife making, and spending time with his family.
2135 Hilton Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501