Living on the Space Coast over the past six years, I have learned that when you truly enjoy your profession, it is easy to put in a hard day’s work without feeling like it was work. As a young man, I went school at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA as a Civil Engineer major. I always had a passion for automobiles and moved to the Orlando area in 1994 where I began my career in the Automotive Dealership Industry.

Learning the collision industry in several different roles in multiple dealerships in Orlando, I was rewarded as a manager with success in multiple franchises including Top Performers and Top 20 Group awards with Ford/Lincoln Mercury, GMC, Acura, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Suzuki collision facilities.

Photography by Jason Hook

As I ventured towards my first Toyota Collision Management career in Sarasota, I achieved success through structure and process by building a strong team. After moving from the west coast to the east coast of Florida and my second Toyota store, I was pursued by a large Collision Multi-Store Operator to grow, organize and train multiple facilities in North Carolina, with exceptional customer service standards.

After finding my way back to Florida, my wife, Sheila and I proudly call Brevard County our home with our 2 dogs, Sookie and G.G. (Galaxy Girl). Platinumwerks Collision Center has been the best reward of all, and continues to show growth by our accomplishments. •

321-254-8888
dbaker@platinumwerks.com
www.platinumwerkscollision.com
24 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, Fl 32935