Little Rock, AR — ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) today announced that Gene Dinkens will now serve as President of ZIPS, which developed through their new partnership with Atlantic Street Capital. Dinkens brings with him over 30 years of leadership and experience in consumer-focused industries to the already driven ZIPS team.
Dinkens most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Lori’s Gifts, the nation's largest provider of hospital gift shop outsourcing solutions, with over 400 locations across the country. Prior to his tenure at Lori’s, Dinkens served nearly 4 years as Chief Operating Officer of Z Wireless, a Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in which he helped scale from 200 locations into Verizon’s largest agent with over 1100 locations by 2018.
“I believe ZIPS has a great business model and talented management team that when paired with my passions for scaling customer-centric, service-focused businesses, we can work together to build a winning team,” said Dinkens. “We’re in a great position to continue the aggressive growth track that ZIPS has already been on for several years, but also to truly shine in our efforts to be the best express car wash provider in the industry,” he added.
Dinkens started his retail career in the early beginnings of Blockbuster Video during a time of tremendous growth. He helped develop markets across the country through both organic and M&A activity. He served in executive positions both internationally and in the US, where at the time when he left was in charge of the retail operations for the 5000 US locations.
“After bringing Gene into the ZIPS family, we began to immediately see the value of his corporate leadership background and his vast connections in service-focused industries,” said Brett Overman, Founder and CEO of ZIPS Car Wash. “Our growth strategy will benefit greatly from his leadership and he’s already providing a fresh take on our daily operations to make us an overall better company,” Overman added.
Dinkens plans to help take ZIPS to the next level with his years of international experience in business growth. The company plans to continue to expand and recently ventured into its 18th state with a brand-new ZIPS which opened in Cincinnati, Ohio, over the weekend.
About ZIPS Car Wash ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com), headquartered in Little Rock, AR, operates 187 locations in 18 states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. ZIPS Car Wash offers four levels of car wash packages in the convenient form of a ride-thru car wash experience. ZIPS Car Wash also offers free self-serve vacuums and Unlimited Wash Club Memberships at most locations.