(216) 459-0900

1611 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

Our Team

Our Team

being dedicated to the mastery of their craft allows our customers to appreciate that their vehicle looks the way it did prior to their accident, if not better.

Kevin Harrison

Kevin_teamAs one of the originators of A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc., my journey began in 1981. The business started as a hobby driven by the love of cars and a God given talent. Originally known for restoring classic vehicles and meticulous customizing services, A Touch of Class Auto Body Inc. received recognition for our passionate craftsmanship and precision in the early years. It’s still fun after all these years when I bring in a classic or a custom paint project, showing my staff I still got it. When I’m working on one of these projects and listen to the late night radio, I tell my wife that it’s the same music I listened to back when I started; strange thing is they call it classic music now…. hmmm. Over the past 20 years we began transforming to a premier collision and detailing center continuing with a priority on being our best every time A Touch Of Class performs a task. I have never forgotten what our customers have appreciated and expected from A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc., “Quality with Integrity”.
Making the significant commitments to quality and service needed to set us apart from your typical auto body repair facility and requires a staff that believes in my vision.

Let me introduce you to them:

Ron Petrus
Production Manager

Ron_Petrus_teamRon Petrus has been the production manager of A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. since 2003 and a collision technician for us since 1995. It is hard to find someone who believes in your dream and abides by your convictions. I have been so blessed to have Ron in my life because he has been that person to me. Ron's 30 plus years of experience in the industry and commitment to quality collision repairs is the foundation of our company. His leadership and direction oversee the daily operations of the repair process. Orchestrating his efficient workflow blueprint throughout all our vital departments creates the integrity known as A Touch of Class.

Ron Pannell
Operations Assistant

Ron_Pannell_teamRon Pannell has been a part of A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. for over 20 years. I have been so fortunate to have Ron dedicate his skill set to my vision. As one of the early pioneers to my journey, Ron helped develop the standards that A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. is known for. With 50 years of industry dedication as a mechanic and frame technician, his years of experience have transferred to his current position as our Operations Assistant. his responsibilities include vendor relations, office and production coordination, technician training and development, Certification and facility compliance.

I could never imagine A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. without the influence of either Ron Petrus or Ron Pannell.

Katie Katynski
Office Administrator

The easiest way to describe Katie is she is a very outgoing, positive, people person who takes the stress out of a bad situation. Katie will be working closely with you to ensure that your customer experience starts off smoothly. From handling your rental car appointment to any questions you might have along the process, Katie helps take the hassle out of your vehicle repairs.

Production Management Assistant/Estimator



Nicole has been in the automotive parts industry for 12 years. Being a part of A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. for the past 5 years, Nicole has provided her years of experience to our team in efficiently helping our staff address our customer's claims process. Her assistance with estimating, parts locating, adjuster updates and claims processing has made her a vital part of our team in addressing our customer needs.



Our Dedicated Service Technicians

Jeffrey Cohutt: Hired as an apprentice in 2013 after graduating from Ohio Technical College. His immediate title is recognized as our Auto Damage Assessment Specialist, working closely with our Production Manager, Ron Petrus; Jeff’s dismantling is the first step in evaluating each vehicle’s damage assessment. He has become our most versatile technician “Ron’s go to man”. His work ethic, dedication to A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. and commitment to our customers is what we believe to be one of the many differences that make our team’s service unmatched.

Brian Harrison: Vehicle Appearance Specialist hired in 2007. Brian has set the bar for the customer experience from A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. Through his years of professionalism in our state of the art detailing facility, Brian’s meticulous work is the first thing our customers see when they pick up their vehicle after our repairs.

Tony Hollingshead: Hired in 1999 from Parma High School’s Auto Collision Technical program as a shop apprentice, Tony’s goal driven work ethic has helped him climb the ranks and become one of our master paint technicians. With a professional dedication to his craft, Tony has provided A Touch of Class the ability to set our standards for refinishing to exceed our customer’s expectations.

John Karasek: John started taking his bicycle apart when he was 8 years old, and it’s been all downhill from there. After attending Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in 1983, he started his path in the collision industry. Hired in 2012 as a refinish technician, John has now switched gears and is now using his craftsmanship to be one of our premier Collision Technicians.

Miguel Rivera: Miguel was hired in July of 2016 as the assistant to our Parts Manager; currently he has established himself as a vital part of our team's success in bringing the repair process to a timely completion. Promoted to Parts Manager, Miguel's committed efforts in making sure all the puzzle pieces are present is a key to our technicians accomplishing the task of recreating the picture our customers remember their vehicles being in before the accident.

Jose Robles Jr: Following his father’s footsteps in the automotive collision repair industry, Jose’s quality of workmanship is unsurpassed as a refinishing technician. Originally hired in 2001-2009 for his knowledge and artistry as a paint technician, Jose has returned to A Touch Of Class in 2016. As a master refinish artists Jose’s talents include the expertise in color theory analysis, tinting, and advanced blending techniques for an unrecognizable repair to your vehicle.

Mark Ruda: Hired in 2005 as a Collision Specialist, Mark’s automotive surgical talent has our customers astonished at how Team ATOC revives their vehicles after a visit to the Doctor. Being one of our team’s most astute Collision Technicians, Mark’s passion for cars and 20 plus years of professionalism in the collision industry continues to instill the technical and ethical standards that we all believe in at A Touch of Class.

Dave Spangler: Known for his outstanding work ethic and an expectation of professionalism about himself, Dave has always exemplified what the definition of an accomplished craftsman truly is. Dave was one of the original team members who worked for us in the early stages of A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. and rehired in 2013. Being a Heavy Collision and Frame Specialist, his return brought back to our customers his meticulous craftsmanship and 20 plus years of experience.

"Freddie" Bernard: Hired in 2016 as a Paint process technician Freddy has exemplified a great ability in understanding the meticulous skill set required to achieve the proper refinishing A Touch Of Class Auto Body Inc. performs to our customers cars. His attention to detail and work ethic has given our facility the ability to continue in achieving an unrecognizable repair for our customers.


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