Mentor, Ohio, February 16, 2016 – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that 36 vehicle wrap installers and graphics professionals passed the Avery Dennison wrap certification test from July - December 2015. In total, 50 installers passed the wrap certification test in 2015. To become an Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installer (CWI), applicants must pass a test designed and administered by Justin Pate, an internationally renowned installer and Avery Dennison wrap training instructor. The exam includes five modules: a written exam, hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration, fender door/window installation and a cutting test.

“Avery Dennison is proud that a record number of installers from throughout the U.S. and Canada were certified in 2015,” said Roxanne McSpadden, marketing director, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “To support the Avery Dennison CWIs, an elite group of professional installers that have demonstrated their expertise, we provide a comprehensive marketing kit so they can share their certification accomplishment.”

The Avery Dennison CWI network now includes the following full service vehicle wrap professionals:

  • Phil Aquin - Adhere Graphics, Manitoba, Canada

  • Corey Bennett - Printree, Chattanooga, TN

  • Gary Besaw - Custom Graphic Solutions, Salem, OR

  • Jeff Besaw - Custom Graphic Solutions, Salem, OR

  • Adam Blackman - 34 Wraps, Pottstown, PA

  • Armando Blancarte - Visible Marketing, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Chad Bosworth - Charlotte, NC

  • Matt Braswell - Miller Decal, Acworth, GA

  • Mark Caron - MHC Signs & Designs, Payson, UT

  • Justin Castillo - Justin’s Tint & Paint, Murray, UT

  • Jason Cho

  • Burt Ednman -Vehicle Wraps Inc., Sacramento, CA

  • Jeff Ellet - Queen of Wraps, Salt Lake City, UT

  • William Eng

  • Matt Finch - Vehicle Wraps Inc., Sacramento, CA

  • Keith French - Divine Signs and Graphics, Schaumburg, IL

  • Josh Grimley - Fargo, ND

  • Istvan Hargittai -Florida Car Wrap LLC, Davie, FL

  • Nicolas Harris - Dallas, TX

  • Andrew Harsch - Diamond Graphics, New Berlin, WI

  • Jeremy Henson - Henson Signs & Graphics, Newnan, GA

  • Michael Hudak - Assured InstALLATIONS, Columbus, OH

  • Dan Lundberg - Mills Auto, Baxter, MN

  • Daren Merkle - Shadow Graphix Inc., Indianapolis, IN

  • Nate Mulkey - Custom Graphic Solutions, Salem, OR

  • Eric Michael Myers - Myers Customs Signs, Centerville, IA

  • Jamie Mullican - Wrap Artist, Nashville, TN

  • Chad Parrish - Graphit Wraps, Muskegon, MI

  • Philip Perantonkis - Kwik Sign, Beltsville, MD

  • David Ramirez - Rolotech Graphics, Anaheim, CA

  • Adam Segura -Graphic Installations, Inc., Corona, CA

  • Fabio Tadue - Sign Doctor, Orlando, FL

  • Matthew Thomas - Henson Signs & Graphics, Newnan, GA

  • Nick Vantrease - Santa Rosa, CA

  • Jeff Watkins - Graphit Wraps, Grosse Pointe, MI

  • Chris Youngash - Wrap Works, Laguna Niguel, CA

“The Avery Dennison wrap certification exam is rigorous,” added Justin Pate, lead instructor for the car wrap workshops. “The exam is meant to challenge installers and ensure those that pass are the best of the best. We want them to feel confident in their car wrap installation skills and proudly display the CWI logo to represent their hard work.”

The Find an Installer feature on the Avery Dennison website provides car wrap installers with leads by enabling customers to locate an Avery Dennison certified installer in the U.S. and Canada, as well as view photos of wraps the installer has completed. There are no annual fees associated with the tool or the CWI program.

There are 15 wrap certification tests scheduled in 2016 in various cities across the U.S. and Canada. Many vehicle wrap installers take the one-day exam following the two-day Avery Dennison Digital Films class or Supreme Wrapping Film™ Workshop.  

For more information on Avery Dennison car wrap films, visit graphics.averydennison.com.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6.3 billion in 2014.

A segment of Avery Dennison’s Materials Group, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions provides imaging materials and service solutions for fleet, architecture and transportation markets. For more information, visit graphics.averydennison.com. Join the Avery Dennison conversation at www.facebook.com/AveryDennisonGraphics, follow us @ADGraphics_NA on Twitter and stay up to date by subscribing to Avery Dennison Works, a monthly e-newsletter.

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