Market Focus: Proto-Vest Inc.’s current president acquires company

Market Focus: Proto-Vest Inc.’s current president acquires company

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Proto-Vest Inc.’s current president acquires company

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Effective Jan. 1, Proto-Vest Inc. was acquired by Jeff Reichard, who has been the company’s president since June 2019.

The company will be operating under the name Proto-Vest Dryers, LLC.

The transition of the two companies has, and will be, seamless for the customers, suppliers and employees.

During his time as the company’s president, Reichard, along with the leadership team, has implemented a variety of quality improvements, process changes, a Kanban manufacturing system and a “partnering approach” with its customers.

The leadership team is working diligently to continue building on the improvement with the customer interface with a goal of providing “world-class service.”

“We now view and treat our customers as true partners, not just customers,” says Reichard.

“I would like to thank the McElroy family for their leadership since the conception of Proto- Vest Inc. in 1969,” Reichard continued. “‘Mac’ McElroy was creative, highly visible and opinionated making him one of the great legends in our industry.”

Reichard is an accomplished executive with extensive domestic and international experience in both the Dow component and entrepreneurial businesses, leading companies with sales ranging from $2 million to $5 billion.

Mr. Clean Car Wash opens in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. — Mr. Clean Car Wash, a licensed brand from Procter & Gamble, announced it will be opening an express carwash at 3020 S. Pine Ave in Ocala, Florida, according to a press release.  

This marks the brand’s third new express format in the state with five more currently under construction and highlights the widespread expansion plans across the southeast with many new locations in the pipeline.

Mr. Clean Car Wash will be offering unlimited package and a contest will be in place where guests will have a chance to win free carwashes for a year.

“Mr. Clean Car Wash is determined to deliver an exceptional experience for its guests and prides itself for being a trusted brand across the country,” said Bruce Arnett, Jr., CEO of Carnett’s Management Company, the parent company of Mr. Clean Car Wash.

Bruce Arnett Sr., founded Carnett’s Car Wash in 1988 with his sons Bruce, Brett and Brandon in Lawrenceville, Georgia. 

They entered a working relationship with a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble to rebrand as Mr. Clean Car Wash in 2008.  

In 2012, Carnett’s Management Company purchased the operating company and became the exclusive licensee of the MCCW brand.

“Mr. Clean is the go-to resource for consumers who are looking for a trusted cleaning brand, and we’re ecstatic to bring the Mr. Clean Car Wash brand to the area,” said Bruce Arnett, Jr.

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