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R-M® AWARDS THE BEST AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH PAINTERS FROM 15 COUNTRIES

Berry KOOIJMAN from Netherlands is the winner of the International Final of the R-M® Best Painter Contest

2nd place goes to Genya YOKOTA from Japan and 3rd place to Myles VELJACIC from Canada

R-M, premium automotive refinish paint brand of BASF, has announced the winners of its 12th International R-M Best Painter Contest: Berry KOOIJMAN from Netherlands is the 2016 R-M Best Painter winner, followed by runner-up Genya YOKOTA from Japan and Myles VELJACIC from Canada in third place. This year, for the first time, the R-M jury also honored the most “sustainable” painter. Myles VELJACIC from Canada proved to be the most talented participant when it comes to efficient and sustainable use of paint-related materials. The R-M team, business partners including EMM, 3M, SATA, DeVILBISS, RUPES, as well as guests congratulated the winners and all 15 finalists from Europe, South Africa, Japan and Canada for their excellent results in this final competition in which they demonstrated their strong commitment to representing the business with both top-level expertise and innovative and sustainable thinking. The event was organized in a climate neutral manner.