LWG Announces Rusty Lamborn as New Colorado Wenco Colorado Springs/Pueblo Midas District Manager

Announcement for Release on: May 10, 2017

Leeds West Groups (LWG) is proud to announce the addition of Rusty Lamborn to the team of District Managers as District Manager for Colorado Springs & Pueblo region.

Rusty Lamborn began his career with Midas 20 years ago in Colorado Springs, Colorado as an Assistant Manager, quickly growing into a Store Manager position. Having shown results as a consistent top performer and team leader, Lamborn’s promotion in assuming the next role of District Manager comes as no surprise. Lamborn specifically has lead his team to assume “Top Midas Shop Sales” for all LWG Midas locations nationwide.

Lamborn will oversee 6 of the Midas locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO region.

LWG congratulates Rusty and looks forward to the continued growth under Lamborn’s direction and leadership.

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG Announces Ken Hall as District Manager for Midas – Northeast Region 2

Announcement for Release on: May 1, 2017

Leeds West Groups (LWG) is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Ken Hall as District Manager for Midas Northeast Region 2 (PA, NJ).

Mr. Hall joins Leeds West Groups with over 10 years of management experience within the automotive industry – specifically 5 years with TBC Corporation on the Midas side as Manager of Shop Operations, and the last 2 years as TBC Corporation’s Midas Northeast Franchise Business Consultant.

Mr. Hall has demonstrated an innate leadership ability, wealth of industry knowledge and a true dedication to the Midas brand. Now assuming responsibility for LWG Midas locations in the Northeast Region 2, LWG Judd Shader, CEO states, “Mr. Hall’s new role as this region’s District Manager will be a valuable addition in helping to propel the organization further into our rapid growth initiatives within customer service, sales process, and a big eye on tires.”

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG Announces Addition to Senior Management Team

Announcement for Release on: March 1st, 2017

 

The Leeds West Group (LWG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Moran to the newly created position of Regional Vice President of East Coast Operations.  In Mr. Moran’s new position, he will be responsible for the operational success of LWG’s east coast division. Mr. Moran will report to Jeff Genuario, Chief Operating Officer.

“Tim’s wealth of proven experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to the LWG family,” states Genuario. “We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to continued growth and to being the leading service provider in our industry.”

Mr. Moran joins LWG from Autopart International (AI) where he most recently served as Director of Strategic Accounts. His 24 years of automotive aftermarket experience with large, multi-location accounts and store operations will be a big asset to LWG’s growing organization.

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG Adds Store Number 56 – Aurora, Colorado Big O Tires

Announcement for Release on: February 27th, 2017

Leeds West Groups (LWG) is proud to announce the opening of our newest shop location in Aurora, CO. LWG has purchased the Tires Plus location on 796 S Abilene Street, and will be re-branding it into a Big O Tires location with a grand opening expected on June 1, 2017.

This new location will be under the District Management of Mr. Wil Cancanon. Transforming this location will be approached using our precise LWG process – revolving around our focus on customer service, ensuring the customer is always a priority. This location will offer the full brand of Big O Tires products, along with full auto repair services.

“We are thrilled to be adding another Big O Tires to the Aurora, Colorado market. Not only in terms of growth, but in continuing to create synergy with our existing Denver locations. We are extremely excited to be here, and look forward to serving this great community for years to come.”

– Jeff Genuario, Chief Operating Officer

 

LWG entered into the Big O Tires brand 38 months ago in the Denver, CO market. This will be LWG’s 12th Big O Tires location in the Denver market, 28th automotive service location in the state of Colorado, and 56th location nationally.

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG Announces Brian Thompson as Vice President of Mid-West & Wenco Operations

Announcement for Release on: December 12th, 2016

Leeds West Groups (LWG) is proud to announce the addition of Brian Thompson as Vice President of Mid-West and Wenco Group Operations.

Brian Thompson began his career with LWG at Midas, Wenco Group in Colorado Springs, CO as the Assistant Manager over 6 years ago. Thompson quickly worked his way up from Assistant, to Store Manager, and then District Manager – responsible for overseeing 10 Midas locations.

Having set multiple company records since day one with the company, Thompson has proven a true passion for leadership and dedication to the Midas brand. Now assuming responsibility for the Mid-West region and Wenco District Managers, Thompson’s new role as Vice President of Mid-West and Wenco Operations will help propel the organization further into our rapid growth initiatives.

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG Announces Brian Johnson and David Louden, Jr. as New District Managers

Announcement for Release on: December 12th, 2016

Leeds West Groups (LWG) is proud to announce the addition of Brian Johnson and David Louden, Jr. to the team of District Managers.

Brian Johnson began his career with LWG 6 years ago at Midas in Denver, Colorado as an Assistant Manager, quickly growing into a Store Manager. Having shown results as a consistent top performer, assuming the responsibility of District Manager comes as no surprise. Johnson will oversee 4 of the Midas locations in the Denver, CO region.

David Louden, Jr. began his career with LWG 2 years ago at Midas in Colorado Springs, Colorado as Assistant Manager, quickly filling the shoes of Shop Manager. Currently owning the title of top sales increase over every shop in Colorado, LWG looks forward to seeing the continued growth under Louden, Jr’s direction as a District Manager. Louden, Jr. will oversee 6 of the Midas locations in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area.

LWG is honored to welcome Brian Johnson and David Louden, Jr. to the team. Both will be valuable additions in helping to shape the vision of the company’s growth.

                             
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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

Denver-based LWG Capital Automotive Fund makes Grease Monkey International Headquarters buy

Announcement for Release on: October 31, 2016

(Greenwood Village, CO) Leeds West Groups (LWG) is pleased to announce the real estate acquisition of Grease Monkey International Corporate Headquarters building at 7450 E Progress Place in Greenwood Village, Colorado as their future corporate home.

LWG currently owns and operates Big O Tires, Midas, and SpeedeeOil locations in ten states throughout the United States. LWG currently is the second largest operator of Midas locations, and the 18th largest aftermarket auto group as a whole with over five hundred employees in the United States.

The Grease Monkey International Corporate Headquarters office complex was chosen based on the need for a location that was large enough to accommodate the company’s expected growth trajectory over the next thirty-six months, while also having an automotive specific set up and history. With three brands, fifty-five locations nation-wide, and aggressive expansion plans on the horizon, the newly acquired headquarters adds the space needed today and into the future for the company over the next five years.

 “I am extremely enthusiastic with the commitment we are showing to the aftermarket automotive franchise sector with this acquisition of the new LWG automotive group specific headquarters, which fully highlights LWG’s commitment to this growth pattern we are currently on. We are truly a Colorado based company with a National footprint and this sets up LWG very well for our expected growth patterns over the next thirty-six months, while showing our commitment to always being a Colorado based organization.”  – Judd Kyle Shader, CEO

The official building acquisition closed on October 31, 2016. The sale price, acquisition cost, and details are not being disclosed at this time. Grease Monkey International will lease back the location for an undisclosed amount of time before they move, with LWG fully moved into the new space by the summer of 2017.

Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

LWG’s Kathy Bray, Sr. VP Operations Solutions Added to AMRA’s Board of Directors

Announcement: Oct 26, 2016 Release

Leeds West Groups is proud to announce that our Senior Vice President of Operations Solutions, Kathy Bray has been voted on and added to the Board of Directors with the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA).

The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association is a non-profit trade association formally organized to strengthen the relationship between the motorist and the automotive service and repair industry, through education and creation of industry standards known as “MAP”.

Kathy Bray was voted onto the AMRA’s Board of Directors based upon her wealth of knowledge and experience, and commitment within the automotive industry. Leeds West Groups is honored to have Bray representing their organization on the AMRA Board.

www.AMRA.org

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)