Meet The Tuffy Team

Roger W. Hill – President/CEO:

Roger has over 26 years’ experience in franchising, and has been employed by Tuffy since March 1991 holding the following positions; President/CEO; Vice President, General Manager; Vice President of Operations; Director of Operations; and District Manager. Mr. Hill was also President/CEO; Vice President, General Manager; and Vice President of Operations of Car X.

Karen Vellequette – Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Secretary:

Karen has over 22 years’ experience in finance, and has been employed by Tuffy since January 1995 holding the following positions; Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary; Controller; and Assistant Controller. Ms. Vellequette was also Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Car X.

Robert Bresler – Vice President of Franchise Development:

Robert has over 44 years’ experience in franchising, and has been employed by Tuffy since 1988 holding the following positions; Vice President of Franchise Development; Director of Franchise Development; Director of Real Estate and Construction, and Director of Real Estate. Mr. Bresler was also Vice President of Franchise Development of Car X.

Eric Schmitt – Director of Franchise Development:

Eric has over 35 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.

 David Schak – Director of Real Estate and Construction:

David has over 45 years’ experience in Real Estate and Construction, and has been employed by Tuffy since June 1992.

Barry Unrast – Director of Marketing:

Barry has over 14 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 32 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 20 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.