Bob Frick – Owner
Founded PPAB 29 years ago.
State licensed. Certifications from I-Car, ATEG, ASA, Dupont, BASF, AMI and GM.
ASA National and MI member, Detroit Executive Association Board Member.
Eric Dean is our newest team member. Eric has been around the body shop industry for most of his young life. His goal is to train and one day repair vehicles on his own as a journeyman auto technician.
Eric Bess was a long-time customer of PPAB. He worked as a detailer for a local dealership. We asked why he didn’t trust his employer to fix his vehicle. He was concerned about their quality. We liked what Eric had to say and thought he might be a good fit for PPAB. Eric is a detailer extraordinaire and we are excited to have him as part of our team. Eric is also currently expanding his knowledge of paint prep and disassembly.
Fabrizio Oliveira has been with PPAB for nearly a year. He is our disassembly technician. Fabrizio is a body shop apprentice (still learning mechanical and frame facets of the trade). Fabrizio is currently skilled in panel alignment, fit and finish, disassembly and reassembly. Fabrizio has an eye for attention to detail which will serve him well during his career.
Hugo Jimenez has more than a decade of experience and has been part of our team for 9 years. He is an expert in paint finishes, our lead estimator and his general automotive knowledge is vast.
Jeff Hayes has been our lead body technician for nearly 2 decades. Jeff’s automotive knowledge is unsurpassed. He is skilled in suspension, uni-body and conventional frame repair, A/C repair, air bag and safety restraints and aluminum repair. He holds multiple state licenses , is a certified welder in both steel and aluminum, and holds multiple certifications form I-Car and ATEG.
Kyle Hobbel is one of the newest members to our team. He came to us as a detailer/porter. Kyle is learning new skills in the body shop, paint shop and detail shop. Kyle craves new knowledge and skill related challenges. Therefore, we have utilized him to perform many new tasks (with supervision) on larger repairs which has expanded his outlook on a collision related career.
Morris Essex is a master fabricator and customizer with over 30 years’ experience. Morris oversees many of our specialty projects and restorations. He is well known within the Detroit area car community for the many specialty builds he has completed, shown and won awards through the last 4 decades.
Rob Noll is our lead painter responsible for all exterior finishes. Rob has over 20 years’ experience and holds certifications from PPG, Spies Hecker and Dupont. Rob left a mega dealership after many years to pursue the opportunity with PPAB. Their loss is our gain! When you see the mirror finish on your vehicle we think you’ll agree!
Sam Mewton has been a body and frame technician at PPAB for over 3 years. Sam is state licensed, a certified welder (steel and aluminum) from I-Car and an expert in nitrogen welding. Sam is well versed in all models and our go to technician for repairing/saving body panels that need straightening. Sam holds multiple certifications from I-Car, ATEG and numerous OEM manufacturers. Sam is a valuable member of our team!
Spencer Wyatt has been an asset for Pole Position Auto Body for over 6 years. Spencer began as a co-op student from Roseville High School. During his employment he has gained knowledge in paint finishes, collision and mechanical repair. Versatility is the best word to describe Spencer as he can tackle nearly any automotive issue presented (specifically electrical). Spencer currently holds multiple state licenses and certifications from ATEG.
Tom Murphy has been one of our outside sales consultants for over a decade. Tom will be happy to meet with you and your agent to discuss any part of your claim, rental coverage, etc.