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Green Garage Challenge appoints rebate consultant

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 09:00
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Managers of the ENERGY STAR Green Garage Challenge announced the appointment of Jim Compton to oversee supplier allocation of rebates to service and repair shop owners for buying green rated parts, paint and equipment.

Automotive aftermarket suppliers, through a voluntary partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® program, can attain certification as a distributor of green rated products that improve energy efficiency and reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the boardroom, ENERGY STAR partners are leading the way by making the buildings where we work, play and learn more efficient.”

Compton will be responsible for assisting suppliers in classifying parts, paints and products that reduce the risks of environmental pollution in communities across the U.S. and Canada. Compton’s duties include driving supplier participation in local Green and Clean City programs. He will help jobbers define their lean-based sales strategies, while conducting monthly webinars that produce exciting workshops about new technologies designed to reduce the risks of environmental pollution.

“With Jim guiding the Green Jobber program, we will be able to identify more municipal rebates and subsidies for shop owners under the national Green Garage Challenge campaign,” said Steven Schillinger, Administrator. “In his new role, he can stay abreast of the automotive industry transformation to a cleaner community through the use of more efficient vehicles and the facilities that service them.”

Compton brings significant sales and marketing experience to his new position. Previously, Compton has served as an executive for leading jobbers in the paint, body and equipment distribution business, where he has been responsible for developing and delivering best-in-class supplier sales solutions - from strategy through execution. In addition, Compton has managed supplier relations for such jobbers as Auto Color Specialists, Martin Auto Color and D'Angelos Automotive & Industrial Coatings.

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