Car Wash - Winter 2015 - (Page 9)
LETTER FROM THE ICA
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF SALES
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
LIKE MANY OF you, International Carwash Association has much to be thankful for
as we finish the year. By most reports, 2015 will end up being very successful for operators
and suppliers alike - as supported by the information gathered through the Wash Count
program. In fact, the last two to three years have featured steady to strong growth for many
car wash companies. With new auto sales in the United States and Europe on the upswing,
we are all hopeful that these results will continue into 2016.
International Carwash Association certainly reflected the underlying health of the
professional car wash industry in 2015 by experiencing the largest year-over-year percentage increase in attendance at The Car Wash Show in its modern history. We also ended
2015 with increases in membership, WaterSavers and Wash Count participation. Not to
be forgotten, the publication you are holding in your hands also reached a highpoint in
published pages in its still young existence.
But, the highlight of the year was certainly the launch of Car Wash Show Europe.
(Included with this edition of CAR WASH Magazine is a special commemorative issue that
celebrates the inaugural event that occurred this past October in Amsterdam.) With more
than twice the number of attendees as we anticipated, we were amazed by the response
to this new concept.
More important, and even more satisfying, was the feedback we received during the show
and since. My favorite: "Thank you for finally providing the European car wash industry
with a home." It was also gratifying to hear from many of the North American operators
who attended, who brought back new ideas from a market they had never visited prior -
and were excited to make new investments in their own washes as a result.
Providing car wash operators with new ideas to grow their business is core to International
Carwash Association's mission. Now, with Car Wash Show Europe, we have another valuable venue for that learning to take place.
On behalf of our board of directors and staff, I want to thank everyone who was a part
of our events and programs in 2015. We value your support, welcome your input and look
forward to continuing to do our part to helping you succeed in 2016.
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DIRECTOR OF SALES - EUROPE
TRADE SHOW DIRECTOR - EUROPE
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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