MOTIONS AND PROMOTIONS
Innovative Control Systems Inc. of Nazareth, PA has announced
the appointment of four new technicians. Tom Ressler, Bill Shafnisky,
and Cliff Cavanaugh have joined the Nazareth office, while
Kenneth Cramer will be based in Texas. In addition to special multi-lingual
skills, Ressler has a strong background in electrical wiring and
equipment control. Shafnisky's experience includes network and PC
troubleshooting and customer service. Cavanaugh has several years
of experience in technical support and training, specializing in
networking. Cramer has extensive experience in the technology market
with concentration in software training. The company also announced
the appointment of Bill Nikles to its shipping department. Nickles
joins the ICS staff from a well-known shipping company.
Archie Johnson, founder and owner of Superior Car Wash Systems
Inc., has named the company's former vice president of marketing
Mike Hudson to succeed him as president. According to Johnson, Hudson's
17 years with Superior along with his organizational skills and
attention to detail give him
the necessary tools to fill the position. Johnson also announced
that Wes Osborne, a 30-year veteran of the car wash industry, has
assumed the role of vice president of marketing.
JBS Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of John
Hufford as vice president of the JBS Ohio plant. Hufford previously
was an executive at the aircraft engine division of General Electric.
He also has seven years of experience as an owner/operator of two
Cincinnati-area car washes.
David Kunkle has been appointed new product manager for the fast-lube
market at Citgo Petroleum Corporation. Kunkle brings several
years of sales and marketing experience to the position. He was
in charge of sales and marketing activities for the Citgo lubricants
brand in the western US from
January 2000 to January 2002. A graduate of the University of Texas-Austin,
Kunkle's background includes extensive national sales account management
experience with Jiffy Lube International and Pennzoil Products Company.
DRB Systems has named Rebecca Doll-Suppes to the position
of installation coordinator. Doll-Suppes will be responsible for
supervising and training the company's in-house and field installation
staff. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, she joined DRB
Systems in 1999 as a field installer and support representative.
Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc. has named Mitch Wade national sales
manager. Wade, former regional sales manager at Ingersoll-Rand,
will be responsible for new and existing sales accounts, as well
as recruiting and training new national distributors. Wade is the
last of four brothers to join Oasis, a family owned and operated
TURTLE WAX SCHOLARSHIPS
Turtle Wax Inc. has awarded scholarships with an aggregate value
of $17,000 to exemplary employees in its Auto Appearance Center
Division. This division includes 19 full-service car wash and detailing
centers (15 stores in the Chicagoland area and four in the Kansas
City area) and employs over 800 people, many of whom are high school
students ready to begin pursuing their goals in higher education,
or are already attending a college or university.
Although there were many strong scholarship applicants, the final
17 whom were chosen met and/or exceeded the criteria that were outlined
in the application. The employees who will each be awarded $1,000
to further their education are Alejandro Arellano (Chicago, IL),
Hector Banuelos (Rolling Meadows, IL), Brandon Blattner (Mission,
KS), Nick Breese (Orland Park, IL), Tracy Bozek (Lisle, IL), Alison
Collins (Aurora, IL), Kelli Cunningham (Chicago Ridge, IL), Crystal
Dwyer (Crystal Lake, IL), Oscar Figuroa (Chicago, IL), Michael Gaglione
(Chicago Ridge, IL), Tyler Marty (Mission, KS), Jacob Matthew (Mission,
KS), Daniel Mayer (Chicago Ridge, IL), Steven Petkovich (Joliet,
IL), Eric Rambo (Bloomingdale, IL), Melanie Roozee (Orland Park,
IL), and Jamie Zagort (Orland Park, IL).
These employees joined Denis John Healy, president/chief operational
officer of Turtle Wax, Inc. on April 30, 2002 in an award ceremony
at the corporate headquarters to receive certificates. Healy congratulated
the winners saying, "Working full- or part-time while maintaining
impressive grade point averages at school, and being involved in
extracurricular activities and/or performing services in your communities
is quite an accomplishment. We are proud to have you as part of
the Turtle Wax team!"
Compuwash, the 22-year-old equipment-control company, moved into
an expanded facility and began operations there on Monday, May 6,
2002. The new facility is five miles from the former one and has
double the floor space. According to Alan Doyle, company president,
the need for additional space was the primary reason for the move.
The new location includes expanded room dedicated to technical
support and repair, a dedicated switch room for telecommunications,
and larger office, warehouse, and production facilities. The new
address and telephone numbers are as follows:
95F Hoffman Lane
Islandia, NY 11749
Toll free: (800) 876-3900
Phone: (631) 234-0700
Fax: (631) 234-7092
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
My Lube and Maintenance Shop, Missouri has been named the winner
of Performance Resources Inc.'s National Award for Excellence in
Customer Service for the first quarter of 2002. Scott Schwartz,
owner of two My Lube and Maintenance Shops, accepted the prestigious
industry award from Performance
Resources Inc. president Joseph Rosales at the 2002 AOCA
Convention and Fast Lube Expo in Reno, NV.
My Lube and Maintenance Shop received a plaque noting its achievement.
In addition, Performance Resources will make a donation to the AOCA
Scholarship Fund on behalf of My Lube and Maintenance.
Momentum is building for the second WashUSA fundraiser. According
to event spokesperson, Mark Curtis, there has been great response
from regional and state associations to join the
effort. "To date, we have the Connecticut Carwash Association,
Car Wash Operators of New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic and New York State
Car Wash Associations on board with several more awaiting board
approval," he said. "The wheels are definitely turning
toward another extremely successful event."
The 2001 fundraiser, which netted nearly $40,000 for the International
Committee of the Red Cross, saw participation from more than 100
car wash operators and manufacturers. Although the efforts were
primarily on the East Coast, a group of Denver, CO operators also
participated. The group used Veteran's Day, November 11, to hold
the 2001 event.
The 2002 fundraiser date is still under discussion, but should
be some time in the fall. For more
Information on WashUSA contact Suzanne Stansbury, executive director
of the CCA at (800) 287-6604 or Mark Curtis at 888-WASHUSA.
CONVERSION TO SHELL BEGINS
On May 1, Shell Oil Products U.S. began its planned conversion of
Texaco branded service stations nationwide to the Shell brand in
what is said to be the start of the largest retail re-branding initiative
in American business history. The market-by-market conversion kicked
off in Oklahoma City. Shell anticipates completion of the entire
conversion in all markets by June 2004 at a total cost of approximately
$500 million. Today, there are approximately 22,000 Shell and Texaco
stations across the nation.
"With this conversion initiative under way, we plan to bring
Shell's tradition of customer care to even more motorists in our
modern and inviting stations, many of which also now offer convenience
stores and technologically advanced car washes," said Russell
Caplan, vice president of retail for Shell Oil Products U.S.