(Painesville, Ohio) July 17, 2012 – Avery Dennison announced today that 13 graphic installers passed the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification exams given in Canada and the U.S this year. The certification is a two-part test that includes a written exam and hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration. Since launching the program in 2011, over 40 installers across the U.S. and Canada have joined been achieved Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification.
The wrap certification exam is given immediately after each Avery / Mutoh Car Wrap Training session – giving attendees the opportunity to put the skills they learned during the classes into practice and achieve certification. The following graphics installers recently passed the exam:
San Francisco, CA
Lee Keiper and Matt Tanner, Color Zone, www.colorzone.com, (Benicia, CA)
Doug Templer, Sun Scape Window Tinting, www.sunscapetint.com, (Central Point, OR)
William Wong, Wraps in Motion, (Santa Rose, CA)
Pierre Goyette, SpeedPro Vernon, www.speedpro.com, (Winnipeg, MB)
Tyson Muller, Underwraps, www.underwrapsadvertising.ca, (Kamloops, BC)
Dan Nisely, FastSigns Coquitlam, www.fastsigns.com/669-coquitlam-bc-canada, (Toronto, ON)
Brittany Mercedes Blasis, Harvey Neon & Digital Imaging, www.harveyneon.com, (Ottawa, ON)
William Leduan and Lavstida Yanex, Prime Imaging, www.prime-imaging.com/company.htm (Ontario, ON)
Alex Malykhin, The Silver Sign Media, www.thesilversign.com, (Concord, ON)
Alex Severin, Toronto Sign Services, www.torontosignservices.com, (Toronto, ON)
Los Angeles, CA
Benjamin Nussbaum, Metropolitan Detail, metropolitandetail.com, (Bellevue, WA)
Luis Rodriguez, Wrap & Roll Graphics, www.wrapandrollgraphics.com, (Greer, SC)
“Avery Dennison is excited to congratulate these installers for achieving Avery Dennison certification,” said Paul Roba, technical manager for Avery Dennison Graphic and Reflective Solutions. “They have demonstrated the skills needed to ensure high quality vehicle wraps that are critical to meeting customer expectations.”
By passing the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification Exam, the installer and company receive a free listing on Avery Dennison's CarWraps.net directory. Businesses and individuals visit CarWraps.net every day to find reputable companies and installers that can wrap their vehicles. The website has become a great resource for connecting certified wrap companies to new business opportunities.
The Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training classes are taught by Justin Pate, a globally recognized graphic installer. Attendees obtain an in-depth understanding of graphic installation techniques to gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle wrap industry. All classes are taught using Avery MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, a popular choice with installers because it is easy to use and quick to install with excellent printability.
The hands-on portion of the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification Exam focuses on installation techniques as outlined in the installation exam guide. Students are required to exhibit their installation skills by applying Avery MPI 1005 Supercast films on a variety of vehicles. Evaluation is based on cleaning, alignment of graphics, cutting edges and finishing techniques.The written exam is a one-hour multiple choice test based on the information available in the study materials (available to participants after registration).
There are two additional opportunities to take the Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training classes and Avery Dennison certification exam. Locations and dates include:
Dallas, Texas, October 22-24
Seattle, Washington October 25-27
Visit na.averygraphics.com for full course details and location information.
New in 2012, Todd LaBrie is offering vehicle wrap design classes in conjunction with the Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training. LaBrie, an wrap industry veteran, will explain vehicle wrap design, layout and customer service.
For more information on Avery Dennison products, training and certification, printers can visit www.na.averygraphics.com or contact Avery Dennison at 800-282-8379 for additional information.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. The company is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials and retail branding and information solutions. A FORTUNE 500 company with sales of $6 billion from continuing operations in 2011, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. A division of Avery Dennison, Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Solutions provides imaging materials and service solutions for fleet, architecture, transportation, traffic and safety markets. For more information, visit www.averydennison.comor www.averygraphics.com. Certain third party trademarks and tradenames used herein are the property of their respective owners.