Proto-Vest, Inc. Appoints New President
Press Release August 8, 2019 12:00 PM Arizona Standard Time
(GLENDALE, AZ) – Proto-Vest Inc., one of the leading car wash drying manufacturing company of 49 years, has announced the appointment of Jeff Reichard as President. Mr. Reichard has a substantial equity position in the company. He will have full profit and loss responsibility while overseeing Operations, Sales, Finance, and Product Development, to ensure profitability, quality, and delighting the customer with “World Class Service” for Proto-Vest’s strategy and execution. He will ensure that the business will run in a more efficient operation and that the proper resources, distribution and services to customers are at the highest levels. Mr. Reichard has started implementing his strategic vision in running a core successful operation with higher performance goals to support the accelerated profit and growth of Proto-Vest, Inc.
Jeff Reichard is an accomplished seasoned executive with extensive domestic and international experience in both the Dow component and entrepreneurial business sectors. He has held the CEO/President position for multiple business sectors, such as manufacturing, service industries, healthcare transactions, distribution, software development, consumer products, automotive, and aerospace. Sales of these organizations range from $2M to $3.2B.
“I am a fixer and a grower of companies that have value,” said Mr. Reichard. “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the next adventure in Proto-Vest technology leadership in the car wash drying industry!”
Prior to Proto-Vest, Inc. Mr. Reichard was President of WebMD’s ExpressBill, a $450M division which is also a medical transaction business. Mr. Reichard served in a number of executive and senior leadership positions at AlliedSignal / Honeywell International. He was President of Aerospace Hardware Product Group with global sales in excess of $1B, VP and General Manager of the Aftermarket Enterprise of Bendix from 1994 to 1998, and Sector Vice President of Materials Management for the Automotive Sector with a worldwide annual spend in excess of $5B while living in Paris France and Detroit Michigan.
Mr. Reichard is a graduate of Youngstown State University with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Diane, have a daughter and four grandchildren.
Family owned and operated since 1970, Proto-Vest, Inc. specializes in the development and manufacturing of car wash drying solutions and industrial fluid removal systems. Proto-Vest holds over forty patents on its drying systems. These drying systems, offering superior, fully-automated vehicle drying while reducing energy consumption and lowering noise levels make Proto-Vest Inc., the industry leader in car wash, truck, aviation, public transportation and specialty device manufacturing markets. For more information about Proto-Vest, visit their website at www.protovest.com.