BYHALIA, Miss. — CarWash Superstore has hired Jennifer Bender as general manager and director of sales, according to a press release.

The move comes 18 months after National Pride Equipment (NPE) purchased the company, noted the release. With Bender in place, NPE CEO Eric Bilton will resume his role as CFO.

Bender will oversee sales and operations including account services, sales training, purchasing and inventory control, reported the release. She’ll also supervise the company’s new distributor program.

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“This is an exciting move for me,” said Bender in the release. “I am very excited National Pride and CarWash Superstore chose me to be part of their growing team. I have always been impressed with the Superstore’s commitment to excellence. They are driven to truly helping customers achieve success in their carwashes and they make work fun. I fit right in.”

Bender has been part of the carwash industry for seven years, stated the release. She previously served as sales manager for an industry equipment manufacturer.

“In January we started discussions with Jennifer to be a part of the future at CarWash Superstore,” shared CPE owner Trent Waler in the release. “She is joining our established team, and she brings with her a very dynamic personality with outstanding leadership skills to help take us to the next level in our growth plan. We are very fortunate to be able to bring someone with Jennifer’s wealth of experience to our staff.”