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Enning, Loogman inducted to
Car Wash Hall of Fame
DR. JOSEPH ENNING and Ger Loogman were inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame during the opening reception for the
inaugural edition of Car Wash Show Europe in Amsterdam.
Established in 1962, the Car Wash Hall of Fame was created to recognize the innovators, leaders and pioneers of the professional
car wash industry. Enning, late founder of Mr. Wash of Germany, and Loogman, owner of Loogman Groep in the Netherlands, are
honored as the first inductions in Europe.
ICA CEO Eric Wulf, ICA President
Gary Dennis with Ben Alford and
ICA CEO Eric Wulf (left) and ICA President Gary Dennis
(right) present the Car Wash Hall of Fame award to Ger
Loogman during Car Wash Show Europe.
DR. JOSEPH ENNING
Dr. Joseph Enning was the founder of several car wash-related
businesses, including Hot Springs Car Washes and International
Autowash Systems in the United States and the highly successful Mr. Wash chain of car washes in Germany. Enning, born in
Germany, maintained footholds in both his native country and the
U.S. for most of his life, developing friendships and contributing to
countless innovations during his long career. The Mr. Wash chain,
which continues to be led by his family, is the leading conveyor car
wash chain in Europe - with most of the largest car wash sites in
the world within the company's portfolio of nearly 40 locations.
Enning passed away in May 2014.
Ger Loogman began working in his family's petroleum business
as a teenager. In 1983, he added the first car wash to one of his
family's petroleum sites - a 9-meter conveyor. While the early
results were modest by the standards he has since set, Loogman
was infatuated with the business. In 1990, he visited The Car
Wash Show in the U.S. and came back with ideas previously
unseen in Europe for growing his car wash business. Since
then, the business has expanded to eight car washes, some of
the largest as measured by square meters - and most successful - anywhere in Europe.
SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION
Both Enning and Loogman were also notable for their openness
with other car wash operators, who have visited from countries
around the world. Their spirit of collaboration and success with
innovation has helped countless operators and suppliers.
"We are honored to recognize two outstanding car wash leaders
during our inaugural event in Europe," said ICA President Gary
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Dennis, an operator from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. "Both Dr. Enning
and Mr. Loogman represent the best of our industry - determination, innovation and collaboration. Their businesses became not
only leaders in their countries or in Europe - but around the world.
We are forever indebted to them for what they have inspired and
enabled for the professional car wash industry."
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Winter 2015
Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Seven trends affecting the future workforce
Talent development and company culture
The Affordable Care Act in action: Preparing for reporting in 2016
Still stuck in traffic
Car washes in the fast lane
Car Wash Show Europe launch a huge success
Enning, Loogman inducted to Car Wash Hall of Fame
Take a Tour
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…
A gentler approach to damage claims
Women in Car Wash: Linda Parker
Blast from the Past
Women in Car Wash: Mandi Brower
5 ways to build trust in a business
Index of Advertisers
Car Wash - Winter 2015