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Micro Auto Paint and Supply Grabs BASF's 2012 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award

Published on 2013-05-13. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- BASF's Automotive Refinish business awarded its 2012 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award to Micro Auto Paint and Supply based in Highland Park, Michigan at its annual ColorSource™ Conference on April 19th in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

"Micro Auto Paint and Supply has continuously achieved year over year growth in their market. They provide excellent service and technical support to their customers, and they are also a great partner for BASF," highlighted Denise Kingstrom, Strategic Accounts Manager for BASF's Automotive Refinish business in North America.

"I am very humbled to receive this award from BASF. I work with a great team of people and it's because of their efforts that we were able to achieve this milestone," said Howard Hicks, President of Micro Auto Paint and Supply.

Paul Whittleston, Vice President of Business Management for BASF's Automotive Refinish business added, "We value the true partnership that BASF has developed with the ColorSource community. Our annual event was a great way to share best practices and we look forward to realizing continued growth with our partners in 2013 and beyond."

ColorSource PREMIER is a program designed by BASF exclusively for single-line distributors of BASF refinish paints and coatings.

Suggested caption: Denise Kingstrom BASF, Steve Gruchala Micro Auto, Shane Sisk Micro Auto, Kim Hicks Micro Auto, Howard Hicks Micro Auto, Paul Whittleston BASF

About Micro Auto Paint and Supply

Micro Auto Paint and Supply is a family-owned business that began as a chrome business in 1948 and expanded in the early 1980s to include a refinish business.

About BASF's automotive solutions

The automotive industry is one of BASF's key customer industries, accounting for up to 15 percent of the Group's total sales. As the world's leading automotive supplier in the chemical industry, BASF is recognized as a reliable and competent partner by carmakers, suppliers, and the after-sales market. With a strong presence in Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as in Asia, BASF has a global industry network. It supplies and develops functional materials and solutions that contribute to the vehicles of today and of the future. From engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials, pigments, synthetic lubricants, coolants, brake fluids and chemicals for leather and textiles, BASF supplies a broad range of products for use in the automotive industry. Sales to the automotive industry in 2012 were €9.5 billion.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, BASF enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. BASF's products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. BASF have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: BASF create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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