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.
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.
Travis Mulligan – Director of Franchise Sales:
Travis has over 7 years’ experience in sales, and has been employed by Tuffy since April 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Mulligan was Commercial Territory Manager for IGS Energy; and Freight Broker for Bolt Express.
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.