Chris Yarnell

Kansas City

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Chris Yarnell is PPG technical sales instructor, Kansas City, Missouri. In this role, Chris leads PPG automotive technician training classes at the North Kansas City business development center.

He has more than 25 years of experience in automotive collision repair including body repair and painting. He holds a certification in body repair and painting from the Nashville Auto Diesel College.

Chris joined the PPG training team in 2017. Before joining PPG, Chris worked as a painter for 18 years and a body shop manager for two years. He also worked for a PPG distributor as a technical sales representative.

His favorite part of being an instructor is helping a technician solve a problem they have been struggling with while painting. Chris likes to remind his students to try new things in both their personal and professional lives.

In his free time, Chris enjoys hanging out with friends, boating, riding his Harley, four-wheelers, and side-by-sides and working on cars. Chris is currently helping his dad do a frame restoration on a 1955 Chevrolet truck his dad bought when Chris was 2-years old.