Saint-Gobain owned Norton Abrasives has announced a key partnership, with Dec McKearney appointed as National Brand Ambassador for Norton Abrasives Pacific.
Resto my Ride, the TV series hosted by McKearney and filmed at Resto’s and Rods Garage will shortly head into production of its second season of the internationally broadcast car restoration show with Norton Abrasives as a key partner.
“Absolutely every abrasive we use to restore cars comes from Norton. They have a complete and innovative product offering for the automotive repair market and that is exactly what we need,” said Dec McKearney, owner of Resto’s and Rods Garage.
Norton Abrasives is a leading manufacturer in the automotive refinishing sector, committed to the manufacturing and distribution of a wide range of non-paint products for the professional body shop.
Igor Giglio, CEO Pacific of Saint-Gobain added: “It is our goal to establish long-term relationships with our customers, we want to share our professional skills, process knowledge and provide up-to-date information regarding industry developments, and we are thrilled to be able to do this with Dec’s support and endorsement of Norton.”
“Norton is an international leading manufacturer in the automotive refinishing sector. You may think abrasives are just abrasives, but when you restore cars to the standard at which we restore cars, we must work with the best suppliers in each automotive aftermarket category. When we were approached by Norton – I didn’t have to think twice,” said McKearney.
Michelle Morgan, Automotive Aftermarket Business Development Manager for Norton Abrasives said: “Dec was already using a lot of our product range, so when we approached him he had high expectations. He spent a significant amount of time using our entire range and really ran all our products through the “Resto ringer” and he is still smiling. We knew we could meet his high expectations on product quality and more importantly customer support.”
The full Norton range will be used on all restorations and feature in Season 2 of Resto my Ride.