Recap of Fall Dinner & Program: view the photo gallery

Fall Dinner and Program: Speed Learning!
Industry Innovations: An Interactive Program
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

At this Annual Meeting, we elected the 2023 Board of Directors, and honored Chris Zona, the 2022 "You Make It Happen" award recipient and thanked Sherri Oken, CAE, who is retiring from serving as NECA's Executive Director.

The Program
A series of industry experts moved from table to table, sharing their knowledge of a topic and encouraging their audience to weigh in. Participants were seated with representatives of other companies to expand the sharing of knowledge further.

The New Water Economy

Facilitated by Chris Morrissey: Founder/CEO, GreenEdge Technologies, Inc., Inventor of the “BioJac Water System”.

OBJECTIVES: The speaker will present an overview of how innovative bio-technology is changing the way the car wash industry manages water.

Questions to be addressed:

  • It’s about Water Storage, not Water Filtration! Thirty years down the wrong rabbit hole?
  • Bio-technology: What changed and why is it so relevant to the car wash industry today?
  • Water as an ASSET: “The Sustainable Economy”, and how we get there?

Contact Information: Office 800.301.7233; Cell 617.901.4253;;

How To Ensure Your Car Wash Is Safe and Efficient

Facilitated by Meeghan Sheckler: Producer/ Director, Car Wash Insurance Solutions Insurance Program, Cross Insurance Agency.

OBJECTIVES: The speaker will present an overview of how to help ensure your car wash is safe to not only mitigate insurance claims, but also be more efficient.

  • What are some things that you can implement within your car wash, whether you have one location or fifty to help mitigate your risk of an incident?
  • How can you help train your employees to be proactive when it comes to car wash safety?
  • Why is timely incident reporting so important?

Contact Information: Office 603.812.2624; Cell 207.347.1903; Toll Free Direct 800.536.4080;;

Today’s Challenges in Car Washing

Facilitated by Shane Groff, Director of National Sales, InnovateIT

Objective: The speaker will present an overview of how equipment addresses the challenges that car washes face in regards to…

  • Production
  • Consistency
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Profitability

Contact Information: Office 518.313.2189;;

The Latest in Vacuum Technology and Customer Service
Facilitated by Fred Grauer, VacuTech

Objectives: The speaker will give a brief overview of what's new with vacuum technology today and address questions on:

  • How vacuum systems getting smarter with their integrations with POS
  • The pros and cons of central vs Individual motor vacuum systems
  • Does data to support installing new free vs not free vacuums at your car wash property?

Contact Information: Cell 305-517-3465;;

Water Treatment and Your Car Wash

Facilitated by Paul Kalscheur: General Manager and Founder, Velocity Water Works
The speaker will present on overview of your water treatment options and recommended usage in your car wash.

When should operator use RO reject water in their wash?

  • What are the benefits of hard water and soft water in a car wash?
  • What is the importance of water testing for setting up RO Systems for optimized performance?
  • Which factors need to be considered for new reclaim system applications?

Contact Information: Office (920) 423-7170 x 24004; Cell (920) 636-8463;   www.velocity

Table Moderators:
John Shalbey/RoJo
Patrick Mosesso/AutoBright Auto Wash
Chris Ouimet/Fitzy’s Car and Pet Wash
Bob Katseff/Turnpike Car Wash
Mat Paisner/ScrubaDub

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of this event. Click on the company names for links to their websites.

DRB Systems
Dinner Sponsor

  GreenEdge Technologies
  Reception Sponsor

  Simoniz USA
Reception Sponsor

Auto Wash Technologies  Program Swag Sponsor


Day of Event:11/01/2022
Time Starts:05:30 PM
Time Ends:09:00 PM


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