Gil Castro Celebrates 26 Years in Car Washing with ZIPS Promotion

Little Rock, Arkansas (December 23, 2020)—ZIPS Car Wash ( announced today Gil Castro’s promotion from Director of Facilities to Vice President of Facilities for the growing express car wash chain. Castro has been part of the ZIPS Car Wash family for over 5 years, but his journey in car washing started long before joining ZIPS.

Castro began as a Line Help at Wash Depot in 1994 where he held multiple roles of increasing responsibility finishing his tenure as a multi-unit manager. In 2004, he joined Sonny’s as an Assembly Manager to later become a Car Wash College Instructor and hold positions on the installation team and in new product development. He joined ZIPS Car Wash in 2015 as the Director of Operations.

“Gil joined our team at the perfect time,” said Jon Gray, ZIPS Car Wash Vice President of Construction. “When Gil came on board, we were on the brink of a considerable growth pattern that would require his expertise as our company nearly tripled in size from 2015-2020,” Gray added.

Castro is responsible for car wash quality and facilities upkeep at nearly 200 stores. Castro is also Manager of the ZIPS Transitions Team and is implementing a real time technology solution to reduce downtime and improve quality and consistency, allowing Castro and his team to focus on immediate needs when it comes to repair and maintenance.

“Our company is in good hands with Gil’s leadership and extensive knowledge of the day-to-day operations of an express car wash,” said Gene Dinkens, President, ZIPS Car Wash. “He motivates every team member, from Customer Service Associates to our Executive Leadership team with his positive attitude and proficiency in our industry,” Dinkens added.