Frank’s Team

Frank’s Team

Meet our Team

Suzi Latin

Suzi Latin

Controller

Suzi is Frank’s right hand and the controller at Frank’s Autobody. She has been a part of Frank’s Autobody for over 25 years. Her responsibilities include ensuring organizational efficiency, as well as monitoring the implementation of Frank’s policies and procedures. Suzi and Frank believe in supporting growth in their community. They practice that through contributing towards local animal shelters and other community benefit events. When Suzi isn’t juggling all the work tasks, she enjoys cooking, making various jellies/jams and competing in nose/scent work sports and conformation with their dogs.

Rebecca Klima

Rebecca Klima

Assistant Office Manager

Rebecca is a sound addition to Frank’s team. Her job includes assisting the controller and estimator, as well as coordinating with insurance companies regarding the repairs. She has taken multiple PPG courses in order to get a better understanding of the estimating department. Rebecca likes interacting with customers and assisting them throughout the repair process. When Rebecca isn’t at Frank’s assisting customers, she enjoys baking her way through the evening or spending time with her family.

Howard Ludlow

Howard Ludlow

Estimator/Office Manager

Howard has been a part of the Autobody Industry for 44 years and has been working for Frank’s Autobody for 8 years. He attended the Auburn Career Center in 1982 and since then he has also achieved the PPG Master Tech and I-Car Gold certifications to further his knowledge. Being a manager, the part of his job Howard enjoys the most is getting to interact with customers, going through the estimate process with them, and making sure that they get the best service. When Howard isn’t writing estimates, he enjoys the outdoors with his family and friends.

Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden

Paint Refinishing Technician

Robert has been working in the Autobody Industry for the past 20 years and been with Frank’s Autobody for almost 14 years. His passion for cars and watching their repair transformation is what drew him into this industry. Since then he has attained multiple certifications to enhance his knowledge of the Autobody Industry, ASE, PPG, NCS, ICAR Gold Class. Robert enjoys the art of transformation that cars go through in the repair process. When he isn’t painting his way through cars, Robert enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Derrick Rutledge

Derrick Rutledge

Paint Prep Technician

Derrick has been working in the Autobody Industry for over 27 years and has been working with Frank’s Autobody for almost 7 years. His interest in this industry came from growing up around cars and trucks, it also led him to attend Ohio Technical College in 2012. Since then Derrick has attended multiple autobody seminars and has also received PPG and I-Car Gold Certification. His job revolves around prepping vehicles for paint, priming body work, and sanding panels. In his free time, Derrick enjoys doing woodwork for his house and travelling to new places.

Mike Wyatt

Mike Wyatt

Collision Technician

Mike’s the most experienced member of the team at Frank’s Autobody with an experience of 47 years in the Autobody Industry, 11 of which have been spent working at Frank’s Autobody. His job involves not only coordinating the daily repair schedule with the entire team, but also working with his co-workers to get the job done. The part of his job he enjoys the most is the challenge of repairing vehicles! When Mike isn’t at Frank’s Autobody coordinating with the team, he likes to delegate his time to helping veterans, riding his motorcycle and cooking up something new in his kitchen.

Robert Norman

Robert Norman

Paint Finishing Technician

Robert has been working in the Autobody Industry for 30 years and has been a part of Frank’s Team for 8 years. He has received electrical system pro-training from NAPA. His position involves focus on detail and ensuring that the vehicles going out are painted to perfection. He believes that if the vehicle looks good, it will make his customers feel good. When Robert isn’t Paint Finishing at Frank’s Autobody, he enjoys playing his guitar or taking his motorcycle out for a ride.

Denver Thomas

Denver Thomas

Body and Frame Technician

Denver is a body and frame technician with Frank’s Auto Body & Restoration, Inc. He comes from a long line of mechanics and has a passion to disassemble, repair, and reassemble vehicles. He has a passion for collision repair and will make your car look brand new. He has 34 years of experience in the autobody industry. After graduating from Perry High School in 1983 he became welding certified and became a member of the Auburn Career Center. In his spare time, he is an avid hunter and fisherman. He loves swimming and restoring old homes.

Stefan McConnell

Stefan McConnell

Restoration Technician

Stefan is a restoration technician with Frank’s Auto Body & Restoration, Inc. He specializes in tearing down the vehicle for the repair, restoration of parts and body panels, and fabrication. Stefan has always had a passion for tinkering with vehicles and after serving in the U.S. Army he decided that he wanted to work on classic cars. He attended Ohio Technical College and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Classic Car Restoration Technology. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 children. He enjoys building firearms, working on his jeep and home improvements.

Chris DeCapua

Chris DeCapua

Auto Body Technician

Chris is an auto body technician with Frank’s Auto Body & Restoration, Inc. with over 5 years of experience. He has always had a passion for auto repair and metal work. He checks the vehicle over and assists with the breakdown before the repair. Once the vehicle is repaired, he will reassemble it. In his free time, he is a devoted father, enjoys drag racing his motorcycle and hunts.

About the Team

At Frank’s Auto Body, everyone works as a team and functions as a family unit. Employees feel at home in a comfortable environment, and many have worked for Frank for many years. Frank is a strong believer in ongoing education and does everything possible to maintain a friendly, safe workspace for all personnel.

The auto body shop employs some of the most talented and highly trained auto repair professionals in the Madison, Ohio, area. All members of the team are heavily invested in ongoing education and take the time to learn about the newest technology. Their goal is to provide outstanding customer service to every member of the community.