About Us

The first and the best selling distributor of 
Car-O-Liner® equipment in North America.


Metropolitan Car-O-Liner began in 1979 with Dave Demarest's vision to provide the most productive and cost-effective frame repair equipment, Car-O-Liner®.

Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, Inc. and Welding Solutions, Inc. serves New Jersey, Eastern New York, Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission has always been to provide high-quality, innovative equipment with complete customer service including on-site training and support.

Our industry-experienced staff includes former body and frame technicians, estimators, as well as shop managers and owners.




Dave Demarest, Sr.

Owner and founder of Metropolitan Car-O-Liner and Welding Solutions, Inc.

Dave grew up as a body repair technician in New Jersey and later co-owned a shop that grew to over 10,000 square feet.

As a shop owner looking for innovative, quality repair equipment, Dave discovered and began selling a line of frame machines from the body shop.

With the shop's involvement with Volvo, Dave was asked to evaluate a new frame repair bench from Sweden - Car-O-Liner. From that day, Dave began to market the Car-O-Liner frame repair system and its unique and precise universal measuring system to other shops.

To this day, Dave continues to be the largest selling Car-O-Liner distributor in the world.


Dave Demarest, Jr.

President of Metropolitan Car-O-Liner and Welding Solutions, Inc.

Since about 11 years old, Dave, Jr. has worked for his dad at both the body shop and equipment distribution business.

After several years distributing body shop software, Dave is now in charge of all administrative, training and marketing functions.


mike-cMike Casey – Field Sales Rep - East Sales Team

Mike services shops in New York and Connecticut.  Mike's background includes body and frame repair technician and body shop manager for a new car dealership.

timTim Garner – Field Sales Rep - East Sales Team

Tim services shops in the metropolitan New York area. Tim's background includes body and frame repair technician. Tim is a part-time instructor for I-CAR with Gold Class status.  

anthony-cetaniAnthony CetaniField Sales Rep

Anthony services shops in Northeastern Pennsylvania and upper New Jersey. He has been in the collision industry all his adult life. He is an I-CAR Platinum individual and Car-O-Liner certified instructor.

dennis Dennis FarrellField Sales Rep

Dennis services shops in Eastern Pennsylvania and lower New Jersey. He has been in automotive equipment sales for many years. Dennis and Anthony work together as our West sales team.

mike-dMike Demarest – Vice-president of Operations
Mike manages the warehouse and inside customer service for spare parts and invoicing for Metropolitan Car-o-liner and Welding Solutions.
jonathan-santiagoJonathan Santiago – Field Service Technician 
Jonathan supports our customers with on-site service and repairs.
blake-darlingBlake DarlingField Service Technician
Blake supports our customers with on-site service and repairs.
kathydKathy Demarest – Executive Assistant
Kathy handles all customer contacts as well as administration of training classes and all company functions.
staylnStalyn Deleon – Warehouse Assistant

Stalyn makes sure inbound and outbound shipments are managed as well as assembly of our products before delivery to our customers. Stalyn is fluent in several languages including Spanish, French and Portugese.

cherylCheryl Formicola – Inside Sales

Cheryl help us keep in contact with our customers and prospects with her friendly phone calls.