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ARMO Names Person of the Year, Business of the Year

By SEMA News Staff

ARMO Person of the Year
Dave Mihalko Sr. (second from left) of Restoration Specialties was named ARMO Person of the Year.

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) held their annual Industry Awards Reception, Tuesday evening, at the Westgate Hotel. Attendees enjoyed an evening of dinner, beverages while networking with fellow restoration professionals.

ARMO Business of the Year
Auto Custom Carpets Inc. was named ARMO Business of the Year. Accepting the award was Ken Howell (middle), owner of Auto Custom Carpets.

Auto Custom Carpets Inc. was named ARMO Business of the Year. The ARMO Business of the Year winner must have demonstrated exceptional service, integrity and business ethics as well as made a commendable contribution to the restoration industry.

Dave Mihalko Sr. of Restoration Specialties was named ARMO Person of the Year—an honor presented to an individual in the restoration market who has made an exceptional contribution or impression on the hobby and industry during the past year.

ARMO is committed to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects, education programs, and by monitoring legislative and/or regulatory issues that may affect our members, thus ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the automotive restoration industry.

For more information about the Automotive Restoration Market Organization, visit