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Our Owner and Founder

Don Wakeman



Don organized Wakeman Equipment back in 1992. For the last thirty years he has been primarily responsible for expanding both Garmat and Car-O-Liner sales in our territory. Don began his career in the collision industry as a body shop technician giving him the first hand knowledge needed to service our customers and meet their equipment needs., Don enjoys working with our customers to design the most efficient equipment layout to maximize their space and increase productivity. 

Our Sales Team


Chris Cooling

Sales Territory:  Southern Wisconsin, Iowa and Northern Illinois. Chris joined Wakeman Equipment in 2014.                                                I-CAR certified instructor 


James Gregait

Sales Territory: Southern Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northern Illinois James started with Wakeman Equipment in  2019.

I-CAR certified instructor 


Scott Hausauer

Sales Territory:  Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the UP of Michigan. Scott joined Wakeman Equipment in 2012.                 I-CAR certified instructor 

Our Service Team


Tony Schallitz

Tony, our lead technician, has been with Wakeman Equipment since 2018 and serves customer sites primarily in Wisconsin and Illinois. Tony came to us with extensive experience working with Car-O-Liner and Garmat products. Garmat Certified Technician  Car-O-Liner Certified Technician, and I-Car Certified Training 

Our Office Team

Patty Schwendtner


General Manager and Garmat Sales Coordinator 

Patty joined Wakeman Equipment in 2020 bringing 25 years of experience to the company.  In her role as GM Patty oversees the day to day operations of the company and as Garmat Sales Coordinator she works with our sales team and our customers to ensure a smooth sales to installation process of paint spray booths.

Rosie Degnitz

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Car-O-Liner Sales Coordinator  and Administrative Assistant

Rosie joined Wakeman Equipment in 2021. Rosie handles Car-O-Liner parts sales and assists in the coordination of equipment purchases.  She also handles booth filters and assists with administration.

Mary Russell


Service Coordinator

Mary joined Wakeman Equipment in 2021 and handles service coordination and Garmat parts. Mary brought with her over 10 years of experience in service coordination and customer service.

Get in Contact

TEL 800-434-0123



MON - THUR 8:30AM-4:30PM

FRI 8:30AM - 4:00PM


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