ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2018 – Dent Wizard International, the largest provider of automotive reconditioning services and related products in North America, has promoted Mike Black to chief executive officer, effective April 1.Black most recently served as president and COO.As CEO, he will lead the company and continue driving profitable growth, while having responsibility for all areas of the business.
“I’m honored that Terry and the Board are entrusting me to continue guiding Dent Wizard by our Core Values: Excellence, integrity, innovation and customer devotion,” said Black. “I have a great team of people here helping me on this mission.
“Our people make the difference,” added Black. “We’re an organization focused on serving our clients and delivering on our commitments. Our proven ability to scale with our clients is unique. We continue to expand our business across North America, and with that expansion add talented, inspired team members who help our clients and embrace our core values. Our technicians and field leaders help drive our business and allow us to leverage our resources to continue growing Dent Wizard.”
The former CEO, Terry Koebbe, will be elevated to the position of Chairman and will advise the senior management team and assist in the company’s merger and acquisition efforts.
“Mike has done an incredible job in his seven-plus years as COO, and deserves the opportunity to lead Dent Wizard as the CEO. I’m confident he will continue to be a great leader,” said Koebbe. “After 27 years at Dent Wizard, I’m looking forward to this next phase of my career, mentoring Mike and providing assistance in any way I can. I’m also excited about leading our mergers and acquisitions efforts to find good companies that expand our capabilities and add more great people to our team.”
About Dent Wizard
Dent Wizard International has been the leader in the development of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) technology since its establishment in 1983, and today is North America’s leading provider of SMART Repairs (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques). Dent Wizard provides on-site reconditioning services and products to the automotive industry through its relationships with dealerships, auto auctions, body shops; rental companies and insurance companies. Services include: PDR; minor paint; wheel repair; chip and scratch repair; bumper repair; headlight brightening; interior repair; locksmith services; exterior blackout; and hail damage repair. Dent Wizard offers multiple branded programs and service plans that are sold through the major profit centers of the dealership: F&I, pre-owned and service departments. An affiliate of Gridiron Capital, a private equity investment firm, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.dentwizard.com, call 800-458-7072, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.