We have located a new painter to participate in the contest. His name is Myles Veljacic and is from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He has been a painter for 11 years and is one of the youngest people in Canada to receive their Red Seal Journeyman certification at age 20. He currently paints at Open Road Richmond Auto Body, which is a very large BASF customer and has certifications for Audi (including aluminum), Volkswagen, Porsche, Honda, Acura/NSX, Lamborghini, Toyota, Scion, Lexus and LFA. He is very excited to participate.

“The goal of the competition is to promote the profession of refinish painting,” said Mike Freeman, BASF Market Segment Manager for R-M. “BASF is committed to developing young talent for the collision repair industry. We’re confident Myles will be a strong representative for North America.”