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OPW Hires New Business Unit Manager

Kevin Ahnert to oversee payment solutions and controls
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Photograph courtesy of OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions

DEPERE, Wis. — OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions, which specializes in vehicle wash and payment technology, welcomes Kevin Ahnert as the new business unit manager for payment solutions and controls.

Ahnert started his career in the car wash industry in the late 1990s and was previously the vice president of operations at ICS. In 2008, Ahnert transitioned to the food distribution industry, but is returning to the vehicle wash industry as part of the OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions team.

“I am thrilled to have Kevin Ahnert join our team to lead payment solutions and controls,” said Warren Day, vice president and general manager of OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions. “Kevin brings a wealth of leadership experience, as well as vehicle wash industry knowledge to help guide and grow our payment solutions and controls portfolio.”

“I look forward to being a part of the OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions team,” said Ahnert. “Vehicle wash technology is growing at an unprecedented pace, and I am excited to be part of an innovative team that delivers cutting-edge technology to improve customers’ wash experiences.”

OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions, based in DePere, Wis., was formed in January 2019 and consists of PDQ Manufacturing Inc., Belanger Inc. and Innovative Control Systems. PDQ is a provider of touch-free and friction in-bay automatic wash systems and payment terminals, while Belanger specializes in tunnel and in-bay automatic wash systems. Innovative Control Systems has been providing automated machinery, technology and software to the Car Wash industry for more than 33 years.

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