Ziebart Hosts Annual Dealer Awards Virtually; Recognizes Franchisees for Outstanding Service
October 30, 2020

Troy, MI – This week Ziebart, the global leader in vehicle appearance and protection services, recently hosted its annual owner’s awards. For the very first time, the meeting was held virtually and brought together franchisees from across the country to celebrate the growth of the brand and what lies ahead.

Every year, Ziebart’s executive leadership team recognizes top-performing dealers, and milestone operators for not only their top-notch service with Ziebart, but for the outstanding work they do for the communities in which they serve.

Dealer of the Year - Ziebart's Harris Team

The following franchise owners and staff were recognized:


  • 2019 Dealer of the Year – Jim Harris and team; Indiana & Ohio
  • 2019 New Dealer of the Year – Michael Jensen; Ziebart of Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • Top Sales Achiever – Rich Lester; Ziebart of Syracuse, New York
  • 2019 Store Manager of the Year – Lindsay Fraenkel; Ziebart of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Service Awards – Recognizing a dealer's years of service as a Ziebart owner and operator in their local community. The 2019 winners are as follows:
    • 40 Years
      • Jim Harris and Team; Ziebart of Dayton - 1979-2019
    • 35 Years
      • Ziebart of Michigan (Westland) – 1984-2019
      • Jim Harris and Team; Ziebart of Indianapolis (Georgetown) – 1984-2019
      • Jim Harris and Team; Ziebart of Indianapolis (Washington) – 1984-2019
    • 30 Years
      • Raymond J. Bordeau, Jr.; Ziebart of Alpena, Michigan – 1989-2019
      • David Reed; Ziebart of Battle Creek, Michigan – 1989-2019
      • Larry Anstett; Ziebart of Greenville, Michigan – 1989-2019
      • Ronald Bartle; Ziebart of Watertown, New York – 1989-2019
      • Ziebart of Michigan (Dearborn) – 1989-2019
      • Ziebart of Ohio (Middleburg Heights) – 1989-2019
    • 25 Years
      • Tom Serra; Ziebart of Chesterfield, Michigan – 1994-2019
      • Edwin Carlisle III; Ziebart of Clarksville, Tennessee – 1994-2019
    • 10 Years
      • Neal Rogers; Ziebart of Bay City, Michigan – 2009-2019

“At Ziebart, our people are at the core of who we are – and we would not be where we are today without each and every one of our dealers, store teams, and corporate staff,” said Thomas E. Wolfe, President and CEO of Ziebart International Corporation. “I am so grateful for the hard work and dedication that our entire system puts into our vision of being the preferred choice for vehicle appearance and protection services. Congratulations to the 2019 Dealer Award winners. We wish them continued success in the years to come.”

As the No. 1 option for vehicle appearance and protection services, Ziebart is the expert for all-things automotive cleaning, enhancement and protection. From rust protection to detailing, paint protection to window tinting, sprayed-on bedliner to accessories, Ziebart cleans and protects vehicles to protect consumer’s second biggest investment. To continue its mission of helping vehicle owners around the globe keep their vehicles like-new for longer, Ziebart is actively seeking qualified franchise prospects to join a team backed with more than 60 years’ experience in the space for a rewarding, best-in-class investment opportunity.

For more information about Ziebart or its franchise opportunities, please visit www.ziebart.com.

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