Meet The Tuffy Team

Roger W. Hill – President/CEO:

Roger has over 28 years’ experience in franchising, and has been employed by Tuffy since March 1991 holding the following positions; President/CEO; Vice President and General Manager; Vice President of Operations; Director of Operations; and District Manager. Mr. Hill was also President/CEO; Vice President and General Manager; and Vice President of Operations of Car X.

Karen Vellequette – Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Secretary:

Karen has been employed by Tuffy since January 1995 holding the following positions Chief Financial Officer; Controller; and Assistant Controller. Ms. Vallequette was also Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Car X.

Eric Schmitt – Director of Franchise Development:

Eric has over 36 years’ experience in Franchise Development, and has been employed by Tuffy since April 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Schmitt was President of Kitchen Solvers; Market Development Manager for ServiceMaster; President/CEO for Tossed Franchise Corporation; Senior Director of Franchise Development for Atlanta Bread Company; Director of Franchise Development for Marco’s Pizza; Mr. Hero; and Physicians Weight Loss Centers.

Sharon Stone – Director of Real Estate and Construction:

Sharon has over 32 years’ experience in Real Estate, and has been employed by Tuffy since 1994.

Barry Unrast – Director of Marketing:

Barry has over 16 years’ experience in Marketing, all of which at Tuffy and has held the following positions; Director of Marketing; Advertising Executive; and Advertising Account Representative

Daniel Glacken – Director of Franchise Operations & Training:

Daniel has over 33 years’ experience in Operations, and has been employed by Tuffy since December 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Glacken was Senior Training Manager for Midas International; and Sears for 25 years as Automotive Manager; District Manager; Region Manager; and Director of Training.

James Christian – Director of Company Store Operations:

James has over 21 years’ experience in Operations, and has been employed by Tuffy since October 2001 holding the following positions; Director of Company Store Operations; Operations Manager; and Director of Company Stores.