Guest Profile: Ken Voelker, President and CEO of Mighty Auto Parts

Episode 24 of The Best Team Wins Podcast features Ken Voelker, learn more about Ken and Mighty Auto Parts below.

  • What is your name?
    Ken Voelker
  • What’s your title?
    President and CEO
  • What is the name of your company?
    Mighty Auto Parts
  • In 100 words or less, describe what your company does.
    Mighty is a franchisor whose franchisees sell replacement automotive parts, lubricants, supplies and equipment. The franchisees function as Specialty Wholesale Distributors to professional automotive service providers (tire stores, car dealerships, quick service facilities, fleets, etc.) The Mighty network is comprised of 108 domestic franchisees and 4 international Master Distributors.
  • Where is the company based?
    Atlanta, GA.
  • When was the company founded?
    Mighty was founded in 1963 and began franchising as a growth strategy in 1970.
  • How many employees do you have?
    125 employees.
  • Is your company bootstrapped, or have you raised equity financing (VCs, angels, etc)?
    Mighty was acquired from management by a strategic buyer based in Monterrey, Mexico, in December 2009.
  • What company accomplishment or milestone in the past 12 months are you most proud of?  Record sales year in 2016 (Mighty’s 4th in a row) and the successful launch of the Mighty Engine Guard Lubricants Program.
  • What’s the #1 company issue or area of focus for you right now?
    Two areas of focus: success (growth and profitability) for our existing franchise base and expansion into new domestic and select international markets.
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