MOTIONS AND PROMOTIONS
Dosatron International has named Peter Temko general manager for
Dosatron. Temko will be responsible for implementation and alignment
of general operations, sales, marketing, distribution, personnel,
general administration, and future growth strategies. Temko has
been with Dosatron for four years as financial controller and was
previously employed with Oracle Corporation. He has an MBA degree
from Georgia Southern University and works out of the company's
Clearwater, FL Headquarters.
Lock America of Garden Grove, CA, has announced the promotion of
Grady Carlson to national sales manager. Carlson joined Lock America
in 2000 as an outside sales representative, moved up to western
sales manager, and now will have responsibility for sales of Lock
America's coin-op, gaming, self-storage, and vending security products
for all of the US.
Bill Baker has joined D & S Manufacturing as its new west district
manager based in Los Angeles. Baker will be responsible for all
sales and service activities of D & S equipment on the West
Coast as well as Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. He will
also oversee the development of D & S west distributors. Baker,
an industry veteran of over eight years, was most recently with
N/S Wash Systems where he was directly involved in over 500 car
and bus wash installations.
CON-SERV DOWN UNDER
Lakeland, FL-based Con-Serv Manufacturing has named its new distributor
for "the land down under" - Carlover's Limited of Australia.
Carlover's Limited was to receive its first water recovery and spot
free rinse systems in mid July 2004. John Sewerle, national operations
manager of Carlover's Limited, attended the Car Care World Expo
in April and chose Con-Serv's equipment to serve Australia. Con-Serv
worked closely with Carlover's to accommodate electrical, environmental,
and various code requirements necessary to be successful in Australia.
Con-Serv Manufacturing has gained access to over nine countries
within the last year. Jim Keller, the company's president, has been
working closely with international distributors to understand those
markets and meet their needs. Within the last four months alone,
Con-Serv has added Saudi Arabia, Cayman Islands, and Kuwait to its
IDX BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY
IDX has begun to upgrade its manufacturing assembly lines with
the addition of an automated surface mount system. This will increase
productivity and keep costs down without sending jobs overseas.
The first products off the new assembly line in late September,
2004 will be new models of IDX coin XEPTOR(r) - X20 series for the
casino and vending OEM and MA820 series for the car wash and arcade
MAKE-A-WISH ACCEPTS '03 WASHUSA CHECK
In a symbolic gesture, WashUSA event spokesperson and founder
Mark Curtis recently presented Make-A-Wish Account Manager Kristin
Keck with a check for $232,760 in New York City for the 2003 fundraiser.
Keck has been the fundraiser's Make-A-Wish contact since the event
began. Curtis attributes much of the event's success to her hard
work and dedication.
"We are so thankful for all the efforts made by operators
and vendors alike to make this wonderful donation," Curtis
said. "We look forward to presenting an ever-growing check
annually as more and more of our industry rallies to support the
The WashUSA committee is presently shoring up its 2004 vendor sponsors
for its 2004 fund-raiser slated for September 18. There are varying
levels of commitment available to suppliers, in addition to the
four founding sponsorships, to help underwrite the costs involved
in marketing this effort. In this regard, WashUSA recently announced
that Pur-Clean & Pur-Water Division, North Highland, CA had
joined the September 18 fundraiser as a Gold Sponsor. It further
announced that the Jim Coleman Company of Houston, TX had agreed
to produce at cost the signage needed for the 2004 WashUSA event
and to ship it to all participants. In addition, the Midwest Carwash
Association (MCA) promised the effort a huge shot in the arm by
undertaking to again match whatever its membership contributes to
For more information on participation and sponsorship opportunities,
contact Curtis at (888) WASHUSA or Suzanne Stansbury at (518) 877-6779
or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.washesforwishes.org
on the web.
LEARN MORE, EARN MORE
Kleen-Rite Corp., located in Columbia, PA, will be hosting the
first annual "Learn More, Earn More" Informational Expo
& Training Seminar on Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
The goal of this full day seminar is to give car wash operators
the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the car wash industry
by meeting and talking one-on-one with leading manufacturers and
vendors in the industry and by attending any of the informational
seminars and forum discussions.
Participating vendors include CAT Pumps, Fragramatics, Laurel Metals,
Paloma, Simoniz, Hamilton Mfg., GinSan, Meguiar's, JBS, CarFreshner,
J.E. Adams, Hypro, General Pump, Hamel Mfg., Dema, Medo, J-KO, Dixmor,
Mosmatic, Ideal Shield, Giant Industries, Disken Systems, Flojet,
Rain Tunnel, Armor All, Champion, Quick Dry, Trans-Mate, and National
Doors will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Door prizes and
raffles will be going on throughout the day. A continental breakfast
and buffet lunch will be provided for all.
The event is totally free to anyone wishing to attend. Registration
forms and information packets can be obtained by calling Kleen-Rite
Corp. at (800) 233-3873 or by visiting www.kleen-ritecorp.com
on the web.
HANNA'S TOP DISTRIBUTORS
Hanna Car Wash Systems International honored its top-selling distributors
during Hanna's sales meeting at the 2004 Car Care World Expo in
Las Vegas. Eight Hanna distributor organizations received the prestigious
President's Gold Award based on 2003 sales.
Hanna's president and CEO Jim Perris presented the award to the
following Hanna distributor organizations:
- Howco, Charlotte, NC
- R.H.D. Car Wash Sales & Service, Largo, FL
- Wash Solutions, Dallas, TX
- A.E. Styles, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
- Autowash Maintenance, Maiden, MA\
- Hanna Carwash Vertriebs GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany
- Northwest Pump, Portland, OR
- Autowash Development Associates & Steve's CarWash Services,
San Jose, CA
NOZZLES ON THE WEB
Spraying Systems Co. expanded the functionality of iSpray(tm),
its online, interactive tool on www.spray.com. iSpray helps guide
users quickly and efficiently through the selection process for
spray nozzles and accessories and allows credit card ordering.
Users new to nozzles will find valuable information about various
spray nozzle types and several built-in tools to help determine
which nozzles and accessories are suitable for their application.
Experienced users looking for replacement items will find part number
and part description searches helpful and easy to use. Once the
appropriate nozzles are identified, users can place orders using
VISA(r), MasterCard(r) or American Express(r).
Complete technical information is also available on iSpray. Product
photos, drawings, and detailed
specifications are available to users by simply clicking on a "View"
button at any time during the selection process. iSpray can be accessed
directly at www.spray.com/ispray
or via www.spray.com.