Daniel Panduro is the second -generation owner of J&L Body & Paint Shop, a collision repair center located in the Los Angeles area. An Economics and Business Management graduate from the University of California Irvine, Daniel has served as the President of Business Operations at J&L for more than 10 years. Daniel is growing his family’s business on the principles of integrity, honesty and hard work and strives to open a second location in the near future.
- Peer-to-peer training on 100% tear down
- Damage analysis
- Parts procurement – parts receiving, parts staging and parts mirror matching
- Training with CCC Pathway and Mitchell Ultramate estimating systems
In 2012, Daniel and J&L were featured in a FenderBender Magazine article that highlighted the industry’s “New School” way of thinking. Also in 2012, Daniel was a guest speaker at NACE in New Orleans, where he presented and spoke on the topic of “Parts Procurement.”
Daniel is bilingual in English and Spanish and is an I-CAR Platinum certified estimator and AMI (Automotive Management Institute) graduate. He prides himself on his ability to communicate well with others. He believes in leadership by example and encourages the “whatever it takes” mentality in order to get things done. Daniel’s demonstrated willingness to accept problems and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning has earned him the mutual respect of his staff, vendors, colleagues and clients.
“It has been said that this industry will change more in the next 5 years than it has in the past 3 decades. I believe that for a collision repair business to grow in this industry, it must adapt to and embrace change. Having had the opportunity to grow up in the family business, I understand what made this business successful in the past and embrace what is necessary for continued growth moving forward.”