National car wash brand Tommy’s Express has announced changes to its leadership team, promoting experienced leaders within the company who will continue to drive the company’s expansion across 4 divisions: Tommy Car Wash Systems, Tommy’s Express, and the newly formed Tommy’s Express Operations & Tommy’s Express Real Estate.

alex-lemmenAlex Lemmen, formerly the company’s Chief Operating Officer, is now Chief Executive Officer. In addition, current Tommy’s President and co-founder Ryan Essenburg has also been named Chief Innovations Officer (CIO). With the addition of the CIO job role, Essenburg will lead the company’s increased focus on innovation and new products. These changes take effect immediately.


ryan-essenburgThe newly announced Tommy’s Express Operations division reflects the success and rapid expansion of the company’s retail business. “We realize there is even more opportunity for us to grow even faster as our model continues to prove successful in many markets around the country,” said Essenburg. “To best manage that growth, we’ve added a real estate company that funds and develops sites, as well as an operating company that operates Tommy’s Express Car Wash locations.”


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Tommy’s Express is a next-gen, high-efficiency national car wash franchise providing faster, safer, and more sophisticated car washing with affordable pricing and membership packages. Each highly recognizable location is equipped with an approximately 130’ dual belt conveyor system, soft cloth brushes, tire shine service, body wax, and a license plate recognition system for TommyClub members. Self-service interior vacuums, mat washers, and interior detail kits are available at all locations.

The Holland, MI-based company currently has 45 car wash locations, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.