Posts Tagged ‘Xpel’

XPEL Partners With Tint World. Is An Acquisition Next?   

May 8th, 2024

In a partnership that may end up being about more than just supplying film, Tint World and XPEL have inked a deal that makes the San Antonio-based film brand the primary supplier to the national franchise chain.   The move provides publicly traded XPEL with a major buyer on one end and everything “plus the kitchen sink,” […]

Jess Launerts’ Journey from the ER to Tint Haus  

Nov 15th, 2023

Why did you leave nursing to become a film installer?  Not everyone can answer that question, but Jessica (Jess) Launerts of Tint Haus Customs in Davie, Fla., can. She and husband Benton have been in the film business in suburban Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for 2.5 years and it’s changed their lives.  “I just knew I […]

SEMA 2023: Industry Upgrades and How the City and Show Has Changed

Nov 8th, 2023

Changes that were coming are already here—both in the window film industry and at the SEMA Show at large. That was the major takeaway from tint shop owners and supplier representatives we spoke to last  week during the show. What was top of mind? Color PPF If you walked the halls where our industry’s suppliers […]

Is Tesla’s PPF Offering Disrupting the Aftermarket?

Oct 18th, 2023

What was a blip on X (Twitter) became an earthquake for the film industry that moved markets and undercut the aftermarket industry. Tesla has started offering clear and colored paint protection film (PPF) for its Model 3 and Y vehicles at two of its service centers. The car manufacturer even named its price: $5,000 for […]

XPEL Senior Vice President Moreau to Retire

Oct 18th, 2023

After more than eight years with XPEL, Mat Moreau, senior vice president of sales and product, will retire from the company, effective October 31. According to an SEC filing, “Mr. Moreau’s departure is not the result of any material disagreement with the company regarding its operations, policies, or practices.” The company does not plan to […]

XPEL Reports Record Revenue of $102.2 Million in Second Quarter 2023

Aug 16th, 2023

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023. Second Quarter 2023 Highlights: Revenues increased 21.9% to $102.2 million in the second quarter. Gross margin percentage improved to 43.0% in the second quarter, a new high for the Company. Net income grew 32.3% to $15.7 million, […]

The Buck Stops Here

Jul 12th, 2023

As a business owner or manager, the buck stops with us. What do I mean by that? It means that being able to make decisions effectively is important to the success of our businesses. As a teenager, I remember visiting my father at his office one day. He was the chief financial officer of a […]

XPEL Announces Change to Board of Directors

Jul 12th, 2023

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced that Mark Adams retired from the company’s Board of Directors. Ryan Pape, chairperson of the board and CEO of XPEL, said, “We thank Mark for his many years of service on the board and his role of lead independent director. Mark has made many meaningful […]

Protect My Ride: Xpel Attracts New Generation of Auto Enthusiasts

Jul 5th, 2023

Some in the auto industry worry that Generation Z doesn’t care about driving or cars, only about gaming, social media and lattes. But Ryan Pape is betting the experts are wrong. And so far, the CEO of Xpel has been winning the wager. Click here to read more.

Handling Comments and Reviews

Jun 7th, 2023

For my next article in the ‘What Would Chris Do?’ Series, I will share how to engage and respond to online reviews and comments. In the last few weeks, I have had a few shop owners express frustrations about reviews or comments left online. They asked how I would handle these situations, so I thought […]