Dent Wizard Announces New COO and RVP of MidSouth

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ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2018 – Dent Wizard International, the largest provider of automotive reconditioning services and related products in North America, recently announced that Addison Thomas was promoted to chief operating officer, and Doug Grill to Thomas’ previous position as regional vice president of Dent Wizard’s MidSouth region. These promotions come after Mike Black was promoted to chief executive officer, effective April 1.

Thomas will assume Black’s COO responsibilities and lead the core service operations team. He served in various roles with Dent Wizard over the past 16 years, most recently as RVP of the MidSouth region.

Grill is being promoted from his role as regional director of operations in the Southeast region. He’s been with Dent Wizard five years, serving in sales and client service roles.

“It is quite rewarding to provide upward mobility to talented and committed teammates,” said CEO Mike Black. “I’ve personally worked with Addison for over 20 years. His focus on people, process, and delivering customer value is second to none. He inherits a great group of experienced leaders who bring tremendous intellectual capital and proven performance to his senior team.

“Doug Grill’s work ethic and people skills, combined with his drive to win, make him an exceptional asset,” added Black. “He’s a perfect example of the bench strength we have throughout our organization. I’m confident that these two business leaders will bring significant value to our clients, partners, and the company in their new positions.”

About Dent Wizard

Dent Wizard International, established in 1983, is North America’s largest provider of automotive reconditioning services and related products. Services include paintless dent removal, minor body repair including bumpers, wheel restoration, interior repair, appraisal and catastrophe support, key origination and duplication, plus finance & insurance products.   Dent Wizard serves the automotive industry’s leading companies through a diverse mix of customer channels: dealers, auctions, rental, finance & insurance and catastrophe/OEM, which includes auto body shops and insurance companies. Dent Wizard is transforming the automotive reconditioning market through its full service solutions and unmatched scale and expertise. A clear value proposition, track record of expansion and growth, sophisticated scalable infrastructure, best-in-class technicians and entrepreneurial management team are reasons Dent Wizard is the leading North American platform.  An affiliate of Gridiron Capital, a private equity investment firm, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout North America. 

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