Honoring Top Performers
PRO began the week in festive fashion with its annual awards reception. Held poolside at the Westgate Resort & Casino on Tuesday evening, the relaxed atmosphere gave the lively crowd an opportunity to kick back and mingle with friends and colleagues, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and liquid libations.
PRO Chair Dino Perfetti and Chair-elect Josh Poulson co-hosted the ceremonies with a continuing bantor that helped to keep things light ant moving. The four restylers who participated in the inaugural PRO Cup Challenge were interviewed for the crowd before Automotive Concepts was announced as the winner.
Next on the program was the presentation of council awards. Joe Hair of Integrity Customs was named PRO Restyler of Year. Manufacturer of the Year went to AddOnAuto, . and Dino Perfetti received the Nat Danas Person of the Year award. The Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement award, presented by Ron Leslie of Katzkin Leather, paid tribute to the late Ralph Jorge, founder of Specialty Auto Treatments in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.