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DRB Systems, LLC Acquires Washify Services, LLC

3/24/2021
Akron, OH March 24, 2021 – DRB® Systems, LLC, a leading provider of software and hardware innovations to the car wash industry, announced today that it has acquired Washify®, an advanced car wash point-of-sale system.

“Today, more than ever, we have assembled the best minds in the car wash industry,” said DRB CEO and President Dan Pittman. “We have not only joined two of the best car wash technology lineups, but we have also joined two of the most talented teams.”

DRB and Washify represent two of the fastest growing brands in the car wash space. By joining forces, they can offer car wash operators the widest set of technology solutions to profitably grow their businesses.

“Our industry is rapidly transforming. Recent consolidations warranted a change,” said Washify President Adam Korngold. “We wanted to be aligned with a best-in-class partner that supports our growth. I wanted to work with an organization that had the best interest of our employees at heart and that would allow us to remain in the industry doing what we love. DRB is that partner.”

Both companies will maintain their own brand entities and industry niches, leveraging synergies where possible to achieve the common goal of helping car wash operators sweat their assets. Korngold will continue to serve as President of Washify while Pittman continues to lead DRB as CEO.

DRB acquired Washify from Adam Korngold and private equity firm Ambina Partners, with the help of llegal services provided by Benesch and insurance brokerage and risk management consulting provided by Marsh, a business of Marsh McLennan. Legal services were provided to Washify by King & Spalding.

About DRB
For over a third of a century, DRB® supported – and often drove – an era of unprecedented growth in the car wash industry with point-of-sale and wash optimization software, hardware and services. Now as a masterbrand that includes DRB® Tunnel Solutions (formerly DRB Systems®), DRB® In Bay Solutions (formerly Unitec®), Suds CreativeTM, eGenuity®, Washify® and Sage MicrosystemsTM, that tradition continues. The DRB team works together toward a singular goal: To help all car wash operators squeeze every ounce of profitability out of their investments. They do this with data and industry insights, a best- in-class team and reliable, intuitive innovations that delight consumers and are secure, simple to service and easy to use. DRB is owned by New Mountain Capital, a New York-based investment firm.

About Washify
Built by car wash owners, for car wash owners, Washify is a leading provider of point-of-sale and
marketing solutions. Washify’s cutting edge software and hardware products empower car washes to better attract and service customers while growing their businesses and increasing profits. Based in West Roxbury, MA, Washify was founded in 2010 by Adam Korngold, a former car wash operator who saw firsthand the need for technological innovation in the industry.

About New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital is a New York-based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, credit, net lease real estate and public equity funds with over $30 billion in assets under management. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies. For more information on New Mountain Capital, please visit www.newmountaincapital.com.

About Ambina Partners 
Ambina Partners is a private equity firm investing in growth-oriented middle market companies. Ambina partners with forward-thinking management teams in sectors including enterprise software, financial services/insurance and other technology-enabled businesses. Ambina provides companies with the strategic and operational support that delivers long-lasting results. For more information on Ambina Partners, please visit www.ambina.com.

Media Contact
Taryn Chmielowicz
Vice President of Marketing
DRB
330-645-4200
[email protected]
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Summit County Debuts New Economic Development Website

3/25/2019

Summit County is looking to harness the power of the internet to help its economic development efforts. The county on Monday, March 25, unveiled its new economic development website, www.summit4success.com, which is designed as a one-stop site for those looking to relocate or expand their operations in Summit County. Created by the county's Department of Community and Economic Development, the site offers everything from general information about the business environment in the county to data on available sites and demographic information. "My team is constantly developing creative and innovative ways to retain and grow existing business while also attracting new talent and commerce to Summit County," county executive Ilene Shapiro said in a news release. "This website provides convenient access to a wide range of information related to living and working in Summit County, allowing any interested party to make informed business or personal decisions. This website will further the exciting economic resurgence we are currently seeing throughout Summit County."

Greater Akron Chamber Unveils Inclusive Economic Development Strategy

3/22/2019

The Greater Akron Chamber has a new strategy to help grow the regional economy as well as the organization. The “strategy blueprint” was unveiled Thursday night before about 900 people at the chamber’s 112th annual meeting at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. The blueprint reflects the changes taking place in the area as well as in the chamber’s mission to help local businesses, Steve Millard, who nine months ago became the organization’s president and chief executive officer, said prior to the meeting. “We are laying the foundation for the work we need to do,” Millard said. “We can’t wait to write a perfect plan. You need flexibility in everything you are doing.” This new chamber initiative succeeds its previous Advance Greater Akron program. The plan incorporates significant parts of the “Elevate Greater Akron” program that the chamber, Akron and Summit County governments developed last year to help the region grow, thrive and include all residents in economic opportunities.

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3/28/2019

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ALIGN 2019

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ConxusNEO is holding its annual workforce summit bringing together community leaders, ecosystem partners and resource providers. ConxusNEO is focused on driving strategy to better meet the talent needs of Greater Akron's employers. Your participation as a leader within the business community is really important to their work. We would really like to make sure all of the region's key employers are represented in this important event. We'd like to ask that either you or your top talent leader attend the event. Lt. Governor Husted will attend the event and talk about the state's focus on workforce and economic development support for employers as a part of the agenda. 

Early Learning is No Small Matter Special Screening on Apr. 17

3/12/2019

Kevin Thompson, Regional President of PNC, and Joe Kanfer, Venturer and Chairman of GOJO Industries, invite you to a special screening of No Small Matter, the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.  

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3/11/2019

Could Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack? 

60% of small businesses close their doors within 6 months of a data breach. Preparation and action can make all the difference in the aftermath of an attack. Our content experts will help lead your business down a proactive path and educate you on today's cyber threats. Through the lens of Technology, Law, and Finance, we will share a unique perspective that prepares you to protect and grow your business. 

Click here to RSVP for free (Breakfast included).

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As we cover data protection & cyber security, the future of the workforce with more flexibility, and getting the best ROI from your technology, you can start to see where your business stacks up in these areas. The industry is changing and being able to adapt makes the difference between success or failure. 

Join the Forecast on April 30th and start planning the future of your company.

5th Annual Greater Akron Summit Business Conference & Expo on May 20 & 22

3/10/2019

The Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo is a shared initiative by the County of Summit and City of Akron, and many others.  The event brings together small business, minority business enterprises, and corporations from across the State of Ohio to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development.

Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business trade show, and networking. Certified small businesses may also be eligible for contract opportunities provided by corporations as well as city and state agencies.

The Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of successful corporate leaders and business owners. The panelists will evaluate the participants business plan, ideas, and goals. The panelists will then make recommendations and assist where can.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Preservation Workshop: Wood Windows 101 on Mar. 30

3/7/2019

Replacement windows aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, a historic wood window will last many times longer than its modern replacement if maintained properly over time. Robert Brookover, craftsman and owner of the Cohee Preservation Company, will demonstrate and discuss the many facets of keeping your historic wood windows in working order for decades to come. Please remember to bring your lunch pail. Participants will learn: • A brief overview of the history, science, and philosophy of historic wood windows • Assessment of conditions and planning the restoration • All steps of restoration from removal to reinstallation • Historic preservation standards • Safety equipment and procedures • Weatherization methods Date: 

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3/5/2019

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