Frank Spencer

Store Manager Cornelia

Currently Frank serves as our store manager for our Cornelia location. After 25 years experience in body shops Frank joined the Southern Auto Color team in 2007. Frank graduated from North Georgia Technical School in 1981 and since has attended many PPG classes to extend and maintain his knowledge in the paint industry. 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.

Kathy Brown

Kathy has been a part of the Southern Auto Color team since 1996. Kathy specializes in custom formulation and tinting on new and restoration work. She has twenty-six years of experience in automotive paint and body supply, sales, and technical service.

Carl Oliver

Sales Representative

Carl is an outside sales representative for our Cornelia location. Carl has been with Southern Auto Color since 1998. Carl came to Southern Auto Color with experience in painting, he worked as a painter then supervisor for a paint shop before he joined our team. Carl has participated in several PPG classes including the Deltron Class. Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. In his spare time Carl enjoys camping, fishing, and riding motorcycles.


Mark Hutchins

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 Bennett

Tech Representative 

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.

location_cornelia1830 Willingham Avenue
Cornelia, GA 30531
Tel: 706-776-5200
Fax: 706-778-4778