News Pulse September/October 2022

August 29th, 2022 by Nathan Hobbs

1 BlackRock Reaches 10.6% Ownership of XPEL

American multinational investment management corporation BlackRock has filed an SC 13G form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing ownership of 2,917,123 shares of XPEL. This represents 10.6% ownership of the protective films and coatings provider.

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2 Operating With a Type A Personality

Chris West, XPEL’s director of automotive films, attracted a lot of discussion in his latest blog, which cites the importance of accepting imperfections in the installation bay.

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3 CoolVu Franchise Reaches 20 Territories

FutureVu Brands subsidiary CoolVu launched a new franchise opportunity to promote glass and surface solutions in January 2022. Since then, the company has hosted three training classes at its headquarters in Marietta Ga., and opened 20 territories across the United States.

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4 Overheated: Embracing Rookie Mistakes

Angel Martinez’s industry deep dive spans two years and includes both good and bad days. One of his most challenging came on May 27, when he cracked a 2021 Toyota Camry windshield while excessively heating film. Martinez shares these errors with others in a bid to push his young career forward.

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5 A Conversation with Chris West

Chris Collier toured XPEL’s headquarters in San Antonio, scanning the labs, training rooms and the company’s expansive warehouse. His tour guide was Chris West, XPEL’s director of automotive films. After Collier’s walkthrough, he sat down to chat about West’s first experience with paint protection film (PPF), the art of business ownership and his new role at XPEL.

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