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March 16, 2011
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• Innovative Control Systems (ICS), a provider of carwash management solutions, has hired two new sales managers. Mike Antonis will serve the company’s West Coast territory. Antonis began his career by building carwashes with his brothers overseas and currently the family operates a full-service carwash in the U.S. Before joining ICS, Mike also managed a large carwash distributorship. Rob Wingard has been hired to oversee sales for ICS’s Southeast territory. Wingard has held management roles with carwash equipment distributors for the last 10 years and has had an integral role in establishing and developing over 100 carwash sites.

• Unitec Electronics, a manufacturer of carwash entry and payment systems, has hired Lyn Palmer as the company’s new Eastern regional sales manager.

Palmer will handle the eastern third of the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Unitec Electronics, Palmer held various sales and marketing positions in the consumer electronics and video communications industries.

Palmer attended Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville. She currently resides in Louisville, KY.

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PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of in bay automatic carwash systems, added Idaho Petroleum Equipment and Sky Blue Industries to its distributor network.

Headquartered in Boise, ID, Idaho Petroleum Equipment has been in business for 25 years and will be serving the Western Idaho region. Sky Blue Industries, headquartered in Ogden, UT, will serve PDQ customers in the Rocky Mountain region.

Washworld, Inc., a manufacturer of in-bay automatic carwash systems, has welcomed ABC Car Wash Systems to its distributor network.

ABC will be handling Washworld vehicle wash systems in southern Nevada.

The company is owned by Ryan Ford who has been in the carwash industry for over 13 years, the release said. He opened ABC in September of 2009 after spending the previous 11 years as district manager of a large carwash chain.