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Detailer of the year announced at Mobile Tech Expo

IPSWICH, MA — Detailers from around the country took the time to submit different nominees.



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IPSWICH, MA — Jim Goguen of Jim’s Auto Installations & Detailing Center was awarded Detailing Person of the Year 2013 at the Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, FL, last month, according to a press release.

The Feb. 20 release stated that Goguen and his detailing peers from around the country submitted short recommendations for different nominees. The recommendations all stated why the detailers deserved the recognition.

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A list of nominees was formed, and five rose to the finalist position. A special committee conducted the final selection and tabulation process.


The Detailing Person of the Year is either still active in the industry or someone who retired from the business. The winner is selected based on their ongoing excellence in detailing.

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“The most flattering aspect of winning this award is that it comes from my peers within the industry,” Goguen said in the release. “I know so many of these guys because we work across state lines on shared projects. All of these guys work hard to be the best at what they do, and they are all deserving of the same recognition. I sent in my own nomination for another detailer I believed deserving of the award, so naturally I was surprised to be chosen for the award myself! It is an honor I take very seriously.”


Goguen has been a part of the industry for 25 years. He has earned special detailing certifications for airplanes, yachts and museum-worthy exotics. He was a team leader for the Air Force One detailing project in Seattle in 2011.

Read the entire release here.

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