In recognition for the ongoing pioneering work in automotive plastic sustainability and digital transformation within the collision repair industry, Mario Dimovski was named one of the industry’s leading lights last year and now has been appointed by IBIS as their first Global Ambassador.
Dimovski started as a 16-year-old plastic repair apprentice and has become one of the most active trailblazers in the key areas of plastic repairs, sustainability, 3D printing, and immersive technology, such as virtual reality used in skill-based training.
Over the past six years, Dimovski has taken part in most of the industry’s leading global conferences as a speaker or panelist, with his projects being covered by most of the industry’s leading media organizations, making him one of the most recognizable faces in the collision repair landscape.
Dimovski said: “I am honored by the appointment and look forward to working with the IBIS team and other ambassadors. We work in a great industry and I feel blessed to have the opportunity and take part in so many exciting projects with other passionate people making a difference for generations to come.”
The IBIS Ambassadors will provide unique and innovative content and will continue to be at the heart of improving the worldwide collision repair sector. “It’s a great initiative which brings together like‐minded people to help IBIS become an even stronger voice for the ever‐evolving global collision industry.”
As Managing Director of Plastfix and CEO of Tradiebot, two companies who have led the way in their specialized area under his guidance, Dimovski has been instrumental in breaking new ground and orchestrating industry-leading projects. These include Repair Bot (using 3D printing and automation to assist in plastic repair processes), Waste Motive (focusing on better managing the industry’s plastic waste), and Women in Plastic Repairs (a program aimed at attracting females to the industry). In addition, the recent Ready Tradie Go is the latest initiative, using virtual reality technology to engage with school kids, providing a link to automotive-based trade career opportunities through a network of platforms developed by Tradiebot.