Benicia, CA — March 25, 2009 — /PRNewswire/ — 1-800-Radiator, an auto parts distribution franchise with more than 225 locations throughout the United States and Canada, announced that Joe Rippey, 30, has been promoted to president of the company, with immediate effect. Rippey, who has been with the company for eight years, was previously Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Rippey will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the company.
"Joe has played a leading role in building 1-800-Radiator into the successful franchise company it is today," says CEO Mike Rippey. "I look forward to seeing Joe use his ability and talents to continue directing the company's growth."
1-800-Radiator sells radiators, condensers, fan assemblies, gas tanks, heating cores, and other new automotive parts at competitive pricing. In almost all cases, it provides same day delivery within a few hours to customers at their businesses or homes. The company has only eleven start-up franchise locations for sale in North America. Plans are to grow to no larger than a total of 255 sites.
The company's estimated 2008 FY revenue was $171-million. It has 155 corporate employees. To its franchisees, 1-800-Radiator provides state-of-the-art software technology, along with 24-7 support. For more information, go to: http://www.1800radiator.com/.