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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 Raoul Enning. 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 GER LOOGMAN 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 42 CAR WASH MAGAZINE | WWW.CARWASH.ORG | 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." WINTER 2015 http://WWW.CARWASH.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Winter 2015

Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Overheard Online
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 duckā€¦
A gentler approach to damage claims
Wash Ideas
Women in Car Wash: Linda Parker
Blast from the Past
Marketing Minute
Women in Car Wash: Mandi Brower
Ask Champ
Download It!
5 ways to build trust in a business
Top Tweets
Safety Tip
Problem Solved
Index of Advertisers
5 Things

Car Wash - Winter 2015