Wash Talk ep. 124: The Most Valuable Carwasher Iona Kearney

Wash Talk ep. 124: Meet Iona Kearney

The 2022 Most Valuable Carwasher reflects on her time in carwashing.

Today on Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, we catch up with the 2022 Most Valuable Carwasher, Iona Kearney.

Iona is the operations manager with Speedy Sparkle Car Wash, a Colorado-based carwash that she started washing cars with when she was just 14.

In the interview, Iona discusses the importance of employee evaluations and gives advice to other carwash managers.

Listen to the episode here or subscribe to “Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast” on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

Read the profile on the 2022 MVC in the August issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine or find it here.

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